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Juvenile

Cases Involving Minors Under 18 Years Of Age

Juvenile Law Cases involve:

  • Juvenile Dependency Cases
  • Juvenile Delinquent Cases

Location

The Juvenile Department is located in Department 36 at the Juvenile Division location.

Hours

Normal window hours are 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. A drop box will be available from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM for filings. Note that cash payments cannot be placed in the available drop box at any time.

Cases Heard

Juvenile Dependency Cases are heard as follows:

Day Hours
Monday 8:30 a.m. (Law & Motion) 9:30 a.m. (Contested Hearings)
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. (Law & Motion) 9:30 a.m. (Contested Hearings)
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. (In Custody Add-Ons)
Thursday 8:30 a.m. (Law & Motion) 9:30 a.m. (Contested Hearings)
Friday 9:30 a.m. (Trailing Cases)

Juvenile Delinquency Cases are heard as follows:

Day Hours
Monday 1:30 p.m. (Law & Motion and Contested Hearings)
Tuesday 1:30 p.m. (Law & Motion and Contested Hearings)
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. (Law & Motion and Contested Hearings)
Thursday 1:30 p.m. (Law & Motion and Contested Hearings)
Friday 9:30 a.m. (In Custody Add-ons)

 

Per CRC 5.610(f)(2):

Juvenile Dependency Transfer-In Cases are heard as follows:

Day Hour
Monday 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.

Juvenile Delinquency Transfer-In Cases are heard as follows:

Day Hour
Monday 1:30 a.m.
Tuesday 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday 1:30 a.m.
Thursday 1:30 a.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.

Fees 

Current fees assessed through this department are Court assessed fees at the Disposition/Sentencing of the accused

Forms

Forms typically used in this department are:

  • Form JV-100, Juvenile Dependency Petition (Version One)
  • Form JV-110, Juvenile Dependency Petition (Version Two)
  • Form JV-600, Juvenile Wardship Petition (WI 602,601)

Local Procedures

The typical case follows these steps:

  1. Dependent cases are filed by the Department of Child Protective Services (CPS).
  2. Delinquent cases are filed by the Madera County Probation Department through the District Attorney's Office.