Juvenile Deputy DA’s Range of Outcomes
The Deputy DA has a number of options, depending on the youth’s underlying problems, prior record, and the nature of the offense.
First-time felony offenders or misdemeanants may be able to participate in the Juvenile Diversion Program, a variety of alternatives to traditional juvenile court.
Juveniles with repeat delinquencies or more serious delinquent behavior are brought into the court system in order to obtain firmer consequences, including detention, and more structured supervision of compliance with rehabilitative efforts for up to two years.
The most severely delinquent youth may be sentenced to the Department of Youth Corrections for up to two years.