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Texas Criminal Practice Guide
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The Juvenile Court
Editorial Consultant:;Frank Maloney;Update Author:;John M. Schmolesky
In addition, this chapter discusses how juvenile courts treat juveniles who have a mental disease or defect; the due process rights of committed children; and proceedings in which the juvenile court has exclusive original jurisdiction, which include proceedings concerning children with mental disabilities, detention hearings, waiver of jurisdiction and discretionary transfer hearings, adjudication hearings, disposition hearings, and modification-of-disposition hearings. Additionally, the chapter discusses the transfer of cases to and from juvenile court and appellate jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
This chapter also covers venue for juvenile court proceedings and the purposes of the juvenile system, which include providing for the protection of the public and public safety, providing for the care, protection, and wholesome moral, mental, and physical development of children, and keeping families together if possible. Further, the chapter discusses the civil character of juvenile proceedings; the effect of an adjudication or disposition in juvenile court; and the administration of juvenile courts.
The chapter concludes with a discussion of the substantive and procedural rights of victims of juvenile misconduct, including the standing of victims, and information the juvenile probation officer responsible for the subject child must provide to the victim.
This chapter contains a helpful practice guide for legal counsel who represent juveniles; useful forms for various juvenile-related motions; and convenient constitutional, statutory, and case law references, among other resources.
Texas Criminal Practice Guide is a complete resource on Texas criminal law. It provides expert legal analysis, practice tips, sample forms, research guides, and updates on legislative changes. It is arranged by section to correspond with the progression of the Texas criminal justice system, making its detailed information easy to access.
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Additional juvenile-related matters are covered in Chapter 111 (arrest and preliminary considerations), Chapter 112 (adjudication), Chapter 113 (disposition), Chapter 114 (juvenile appeal), and Chapter 115 (postdisposition proceedings).
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