Improvement in access to the court and court filing procedures for older adults involved in elder abuse cases. Creation of a service referral system through the case manager. The principles and practices developed in Alameda County are now being applied in other California Superior Courts, including Contra Costa and Ventura County.
Judges are responsible for hearing court cases and serving the best interests of the offenders, victims and communities. Juvenile courts handle matters involving minors under age 18. Juvenile judges have many of the same responsibilities that adult court judges .
Role of the Judge and Other Courtroom Participants. The Judge. The judge presides over the trial from a desk, called a bench, on an elevated platform. The judge has five basic tasks. The first is simply to preside over the proceedings and see that order is maintained. The court reporter sits near the witness stand and usually types the.
In most states, an individual charged with a crime who is between the ages of 10 and 18 is considered a juvenile. However, some states set an upper limit of 16 or 17 years of age for juvenile court. Should the defendant be accused of a particularly heinous crime, there is .
DRUG COURT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Adult Juvenile Family DWI drug court team, does not participate in drug court team reviews as it compromises the objectivity of the evaluator and the integrity of the evaluation process. COURT SUPPORT STAFF.