Orange County Juvenile Justice System

The Orange County Juvenile Justice System is comprised of representatives from the Juvenile Court, Probation Department, Public Defender and District Attorney. Part 1 highlights the role of the Public Defender and District Attorney. Part 2 highlights the role of the Probation Officer and Juvenile Court Judge. Included are tips for parents to assist in navigating the system.

Orange County Juvenile Court Part 1

Orange County Juvenile Court Part 2


This guide was developed to educate parents and legal guardians who have youth that are entering the juvenile justice system for the first time regarding the possible legal outcomes specific to the Orange County Juvenile Court System. The court process for in-custody and out-of-custody youth is explained, along with resources for outside services which may be useful during this time.