A term which describes a juvenile’s behavior that is judged to be anti-social or in violation of the law. U.S.A. 260B.001
A child who is at least 10 years of age, but not more than 18 years of age who has committed an act that would be a crime if committed by an adult. M.S.A.260B.001
The equivalent of a not-guilty plea in adult court.
A term which describes a child whose parents are willing, but unable, to provide necessary care and supervision.
The temporary holding of a child, in either a secure or non-secure facility, until the next appearance in juvenile court. Typically a juvenile is held no longer than eight working days. U.S.A. 244.195
The hearing at which it is determined by the juvenile court judge if the child is to be held in detention until the next court appearance.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Text Revision
Commonly used for diagnosis of mental disorders. It uses a five-axis classification system. Axes I and II are used for the majority of mental disorders. Axis I is used for most mental disorders, but Axis II is used for such chronic conditions as cognitive impairments and personality disorders. Axis III presents general medical conditions that are relevant to understanding a mental disorder. Axis I V reports information related to a student’s psychosocial environment (e.g., family issues or a history of abuse). Axis V is reserved for the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scores on a 100 point scale.
The hearing at which the juvenile court judge decides appropriate sanction sand probation conditions for a juvenile offender. Similar to sentencing hearing in adult court.
Glossary terms provided by the following: The Manual for School Social Work Practices in Minnesota produced by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with the Minnesota School Social Worker Association (MSSWA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Mental Health Information Center, Center fro Mental Health Services, Hennepin County Community Corrections, Brown County Probation and Minnesota Judicial Branch.