Delinquency proceedings involve most persons under the age of 18 who have been alleged to have committed a violation of a law or statute. Juvenile Court's jurisdiction over minor children is described in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602 and 601. If allegations in the petition are found to be true and the minor is declared a ward of the court, the minor may be placed on probation with certain terms to follow, or be removed from the home and placed in Juvenile Hall, a placement or group home, or the Department of Juvenile Justice or state prison.
All misdemeanor citations involving minors pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 256 will be cited into and heard at the San Bernardino County Juvenile Probation Department located at 150 West 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415. You must read your citation carefully and follow the instructions.