What is Formal Probation?

More serious crimes, such as burglary or robbery, will rarely be handled informally. If the charge is a felony (the most serious category of crimes) the law requires the probation department to refer the case to the District Attorney. Mandatory referral is also required when the child has had a prior crime which was handled informally. Visit our Probation department for more information.

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1. What happens after a juvenile is cited for a crime in Placer County?
2. What is a Juvenile Citation Hearing?
3. What is Informal Probation?
4. What is Formal Probation?
5. What if your child displays defiant behavior but has not been cited for a crime?
6. What is Parent Project and Parent Project Teen?
7. Can families get help with truancy or running away behavior?
8. I would like to find out who the school resource officer is for my child’s school.