Form 3-12 (Juvenile Delinquency – Order of Referral to Probation – Post-petition)
A referral is a written report or statement that alleges that a juvenile has come under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. For status or delinquency purposes, a juvenile is defined as a child under the age of seventeen years. If the prosecutor or probation officer decides to proceed with the juvenile’s case informally, usually the minor must appear before a probation officer or judge. Although no formal charge is entered against the juvenile.