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District Juvenile Court

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The business transacted by the court relates to criminal matters concerning children and juveniles (children from 10 to 17 years).

The court deals with significant business of a criminal nature involving juveniles and this business is initiated by An Garda Síochána, mainly by charge sheet, with a small number of cases being dealt with by summons.

All such cases are held in camera - that is the public is not allowed into the court.

Adults appear before the court on occasions when a juvenile is charged with an adult as a co-accused.

The interaction with the public involves dealing with queries about hearing dates, explaining bail conditions to them, the consequences of breaches of such conditions, explaining the importance of probation bonds, peace bonds and other court orders.

The only forms used by the public in relation to this office are appeals forms, notice of appeal / recognisance forms in cases where defendants are pursuing their own appeals and assistance is provided with regard to same.


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