Juvenile Delinquent Probation Intakes Opened and Closed by County
The JD classification is assigned at arrest to cases involving youth who are 7 through 15 years old and charged with committing misdemeanor offenses and nearly all felony offenses. JD cases also include 16- and 17-year-olds who are charged with misdemeanors, and 16- and 17-year-olds who are charged with felonies (adolescent offenders) and whose cases are removed from the Youth Part of Criminal Court. Probation departments are responsible for screening these cases for Family Courts to determine whether JD petitions should be filed, or cases can be adjusted (also known as diverted). This process is referred to as probation intake.
See data notes for definitions and additional information on JD Probation Intake.