Juvenile Justice Terms in Jacksonville

Detention Hearing – a hearing in front of a Circuit Court judge and the Court determines if the child should be placed in police custody.

Habitual Truant – a child who has 15 unexcused absences from school within 3 months without the knowledge or consent of the parent.

Intake – the initial screening of a juvenile’s situation and the goal is diversion or the least restrictive services.

Juvenile Probation Officer – an authorized agent of the Department of Juvenile Justice who performs intake, case management, and supervision functions.