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Juvenile court assistance
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
In all criminal proceedings against a juvenile (14 - 17 years old at the time of the offense) or adolescent (18 - 20 years old at the time of the offense), the juvenile court must involve the juvenile court assistance.
The juvenile court assistance decides at its own dutiful discretion whether and in what way it will participate in the proceedings. General criminal law (as for adults) or juvenile criminal law can be applied to adolescents if a typical juvenile offense has been committed or if the adolescent is still at a juvenile stage in his/her development.
Juvenile court assistance advises young offenders and their families, attends court hearings, makes a proposal for a possible sentence and provides aftercare (e.g. arranging and monitoring social work hours, a traffic education course, a social training course or similar).
Who should I contact?
To the youth welfare office of your district or city.
- § Section 38 of the Juvenile Courts Act (JGG),
- § Section 52 of the German Social Code (SGB) - Eighth Book (VIII) - Child and Youth Welfare.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.