INTAKE DEPARTMENT: Decides whether formal or informal intervention with the juvenile offender will be taken.
INQUIRY: An informal hearing between the Family Court intake caseworker, juvenile offender and parent(s).
PRE-TRIAL: Meeting between lawyers to see if the case can be settled without going to trial or to see if all parties are ready for trial.
ADJUDICATION: The trial of the juvenile offender.
DISPOSITIONAL HEARING: A hearing at which the court decides placement, counseling or other remedial actions to be taken with the juvenile offender.
SUBPEONA: A legal order which requires a person to appear in Court to testify as a witness.
MOTION: Court hearings to answer legal questions.
ADJOURNMENT: A delay asked for by the judge or either side. The judge must agree to the delay.
PROBATION: A sentence that places the juvenile offender under the close supervision of a probation officer.
RESTITIUTION: An amount of money set by the Court to be paid to the victim of a crime for property losses or injuries caused by the crime.
Sheri Pummill - Victim-Witness Coordinator
Law Center Building - 210 S. Highlander Way, Howell MI 48843