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Did you know that:Of the cases that were adjudicated delinquent, 57% (195 of 341) received a disposition of probation and 25% (95 of 341) were placed out of the home.
Did you know that:In 38% (351,600) of all petitioned delinquency cases in 2008, the youth was not subsequently adjudicated delinquent. The court dismissed 66% of these cases, while 19% resulted in some form of informal probation and 15% in other voluntary dispositions.
Did you know that:In 2008, the court dismissed 42% of the informally handled (i.e., nonpetitioned) delinquency cases, while 23% of the cases resulted in voluntary probation and 35% in other dispositions.
Did you know that:For every 1,000 delinquency cases processed in 2008, 559 were petitioned for formal processing and 441 were handled informally.
Did you know that:Formal probation was the most severe sanction ordered by the court in 59% (82,200) of the adjudicated person offense cases in 2008.
Did you know that:In 2008, one-fifth (19%) of person offense cases that were handled informally resulted in probation; 49% were dismissed.
Did you know that:In 2008, 58% (139,300) of all formally processed person offense cases resulted in a delinquency adjudication.
Did you know that:Once adjudicated, person offense cases were more likely to result in out-of-home placement (31%) than were property (26%), public order (29%), or drug offense cases (23%).
Did you know that:Although juvenile courts in 2008 handled more than 4 in 10 delinquency cases without the filing of a formal petition, 58% of these cases received some form of court sanction, including probation or other dispositions such as restitution, community service, or referral to another agency.
Did you know that:In many petitioned delinquency cases that did not result in a delinquency adjudication, the youth agreed to informal services or sanctions (73 of 213), including informal probation and other dispositions such as restitution.
Trust Account - An escrow bank account established by the client's attorney in which monies paid by the client are deposited. Funds from the trust account may be used for payment of attorneys' fees and costs for representing the client. Settlement funds may also be placed in the client's trust account.
Uniform Adoption Act - Is a comprehensive law developed by the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws to bring uniformity to adoption law nationally. The Uniform Adoption Act (UAA) was recommended as a replacement for current law but no state has adopted it in its entirety. Some states have considered provisions and have amended their laws when they felt the UAA’s provisions were an improvement over their existing statutes.
Transfer - To switch ownership from one person to another.
Transracial Adoption - Is an adoption in which a child of one race is adopted by a parent or parents of
Transcript - A written presentation of testimony given at a trial or at a deposition.
Case Law - The law as defined by previously decided cases.
Transitional Child Care - A welfare program by which welfare recipients who stop receiving AFDC due to employment, but who can't afford to pay childcare costs, receive subsidized childcare assistance, usually for one year.
Unbundled Legal Services - Some attorneys are willing to provide limited legal services to clients. This is called "unbundled services" or discrete task representation. Basically instead of hiring an attorney for full representation, the client would hire the attorney to perform a specific service that they both agree upon.
Trial - another race.
Transgender - The groups of all people who are inclined to cross the gender line, including transsexuals, cross dressers, and gender benders. This is how the word is commonly used today. Referred to as the umbrella definition as it covers all behaviors that transcend traditional gender norms.