Part of restorative Justice, sentencing circles have been around for a longtime in the Native American Culture. Sentencing circles have many varieties, however it primarily runs by having the offender, victim,community members, family of the offender hear a case and sentence the offender accordingly. In some cases a Judge sits in on these as well.
Standard of Proof
The burden of proof required in particular types of cases.
Conduct which is illegal for a child, but not for an adult, such as truancy,curfew, possession of tobacco, underage use of alcohol, etc.
A law enacted by a legislature.
Stay of Adjudication
When child has been adjudicated delinquent, but the juvenile court has determined that the circumstances of the case warrant the child be given a “second chance”, the court can suspend, or stay, the sentence.If the child satisfies all conditions set forth by the court, the court can dismiss the charge and there will be no record of the adjudication.
An order compelling a witness to appear and give testimony before a court.
The facts that have been verified.
A written notice requiring the named person to appear in court on a specified day; or informing the named person that a lawsuit has been started against him or her and he or she must answer.
If certain conditions are met, a jail sentence need not be served. The sentence is then suspended.
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.