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Definition of Judicial disposition

Judicial disposition Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Definite action taken or treatment plan decided on or initiated regarding a particular case after the judicial decision is made. For the Juvenile Court Statistics report series, case dispositions are coded into the following categories:
  • Waived to criminal court - Cases that were transferred to criminal court as the result of a waiver hearing in juvenile court.

  • Placement - Cases in which youth were placed in a residential facility for delinquents or were otherwise removed from their homes and placed elsewhere.

  • Probation - Cases in which youth were placed on informal/voluntary or formal/court-ordered probation or supervision.

  • Dismissed - Cases dismissed (including those warned, counseled, and released) with no further action anticipated. Among cases handled informally, some cases may be dismissed by the juvenile court because the matter is being handled in another court.

  • Miscellaneous - A variety of actions not included above. This category includes fines, restitution and community services, referrals outside the court for services with minimal or no further court involvement anticipated, and dispositions coded as “Other” by the reporting courts.

    Source: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ( About )