If the juvenile had previously appeared in Juvenile Court, can the JRB hear a subsequent case?Ordinarily, a person who has already been to the Juvenile Court would not be eligible for the JRB if they got in trouble again. There are situations however where it might be appropriate for the JRB to hear the case. For example, if the first case occurred several years ago, if the previous case was a FWSN case and the current one is a delinquency case, or vice versa, or if the previous case or the current case is a parent referral, it might be appropriate for the JRB to accept the case.
In such cases, the personís juvenile probation officer should be consulted regarding the handling of the new case. If the probation officer agrees that having the JRB handle the case is appropriate, then that option is available. If the probation officer does not agree, the case should be sent to court.
Since juvenile matters are confidential, the probation officer may not speak with the JRB unless the family executes a release to permit that discussion. A form has been developed for that purpose.
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