A small amount of money set aside from the estate of the deceased to provide for the surviving family members during the administration of the estate.
FCSSD is the juvenile probation agency for DC
A process that brings together the respondent, family members, and all relevant parties to discuss and develop a plan to address the needs of a youth.
A process that brings together relevant family members and resource persons who can make and implement a plan to assist a juvenile in getting his or her needs met and rehabilitating him or her.
A more serious crime than a misdemeanor, usually punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for more than a year and/or substantial fines.
A person having a legal relationship of trust and confidence to another and having a duty to act primarily for the other's benefit, e.g., a guardian, trustee, or executor.
To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into the files or records of a case.
Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.
The initial appearance of an arrested person before a judge to determine whether or not there is probable cause for his or her arrest. Generally the person comes before a judge within hours of the arrest. This is also called an initial appearance.
Intentional deception (by misrepresentation or omission) to deprive another person of property or to injure that person in some other way.