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DCR 3.502 Terms Used in Juvenile Court
An action in the District Court pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1501, et. seq., is initiated by the filing of verified petition; the petition sets forth the allegation(s); the juvenile is referred to as the respondent; the juvenile may be adjudicated upon stipulation or after trial or hearing a "child in need of care"; and after adjudication, a disposition is had, frequently after a home study or predisposition study and report is completed by a Court Services Officer or social worker of the Court's use at the dispositional hearing.

An action in the District Court pursuant to K.S.A. 38-1601, et. seq., is initiated by the filing of a verified complaint; the complaint sets forth the allegation(s) of the offense(s); the juvenile is referred to as the respondent; the juvenile may be adjudicated upon plea of guilty, plea of nolo contendere, or after trial or hearing, a "juvenile offender"; after adjudication a sentencing is had, frequently after a home study or presentence investigation and report is completed by a Court Services Officer or social worker for the Court's use at the sentencing hearing.

Detention is the temporary care of a child or youth who requires secure custody pending a detention hearing, an adjudication by the Court, the sentencing and the execution of same.

 

Revised: March 26, 1998