Probation: 2 young men sit on bench against wall; one wears denim shorts, black shoes, olive jacket and looks down; the other wears cuffed jeans, dark shoes, white T-shirt under open brown flannel shirt and green cap, has mustache.

To Understand Probation, Youth Need Other Youth Who Have Been Through It

The deliberative portion of juvenile court proceedings focuses intently upon the “actor,” or minor respondent, once the facts of the “act” have been adjudicated by an affirmative plea or after a trial where a finding of delinquency has been entered.