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What is an “Informal Adjustment”?

“Informal adjustment” means the child has admitted committing the offense and agreed to the terms of behavior set out in a written informal adjustment agreement with the juvenile court officer (JCO). If the child meets the conditions of the informal adjustment, the child is released from the oversight of juvenile court services. About 2/3 of juvenile cases are concluded by JCOs through informal adjustments without going to juvenile court.

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