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Juvenile

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Welcome to the Juvenile Divisions of The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus.  These divisions are responsible for handling Court related matters for individuals under the age of 18, under three types of cases:  Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Dependency and Juvenile Traffic.

 

Juvenile Dependency cases (cases involving allegations of abuse or neglect, etc.)

Juvenile Justice cases (cases involving youth who have committed law violations or school absence-related issues)

Juvenile Traffic cases (infractions) - Please visit the Traffic Court page for more information about juvenile traffic matters - Traffic Division | stanislaus court (stanct.org)   Juvenile Traffic Court handles infractions and certain misdemeanors handled as infractions.  Your traffic citation will list a location for you to respond to your ticket.  Violations with more serious charges will be heard in the Juvenile Justice Courtroom. 

 

Clerk’s Office Locations and Contact Information

Juvenile Justice Clerk's Office                             

Phone:  209-530-3100  - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                            

Location:  2215 Blue Gum Ave., Rm #15, Modesto, CA 95358                                                         

Hours: M - F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*                 

 

Juvenile Dependency Clerk’s Office                                                 

Phone:  209-530-3100 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:  1100 I Street, Window 9, Modesto, CA 95354

Mailing address:  PO Box 1098, Modesto, CA 95353-1098

Hours: M - F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

 

Juvenile Traffic Clerk’s Office

Phone: 209-530-3100, option 1 for Traffic

2260 Floyd Avenue, Modesto, CA 95355

Phone hours:  M – F, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Office hours:  8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

*Note:  Clerk’s Office hours may be impacted by the pandemic. Check the Court’s main page for current Clerk’s Office hours.   

Courtroom Locations

Juvenile Justice Courtroom:             

Department 17, Judge Jeff Mangar  

2215 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto, CA 95358                                                

    

Juvenile Dependency Courtrooms   

Department 15, Judge Ann Q. Ameral

800 11th Street, First Floor, Modesto, CA 95354

 

Department 18, Judge Annette E. Rees, Presiding Juvenile Judge

2215 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto, CA 95358

 

Most juvenile court-related information is confidential.  Most court-related information must be requested in person, and is limited to those persons who are allowed access to that information by law – see Welfare and Institutions Code 827-828.  Photo identification is required to properly identify persons seeking access to court related information.  The Clerk of the Court cannot provide case related information over the phone.  For additional information on obtaining juvenile case information, please see the Juvenile FAQs page at Juvenile FAQs | stanislaus court (stanct.org)

 

Juvenile records are retained by the Court for approximately 20 years after a minor reaches age 18.  An individual may petition the Court for a copy of their own juvenile court records at any time during that 20-year retention period. To do so, the requestor must present photographic identification when requesting information or copies of records from the clerk's office. For all records that are stored off-site, a mandatory fee is required for off-site file retrieval. 

 

A juvenile record is not sealed automatically. Persons interested in sealing their juvenile record may contact the Juvenile Probation Department at 2215 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto, CA.  The Probation Department will prepare and file paperwork with the Court, on behalf of the person asking the court to seal their record.  If the record is ordered to be sealed, notices will be sent to all agencies to immediately seal all records.  

 

The statutory law that governs juvenile matters are covered in Sections 300 (Dependency) and 601/602 (Juvenile Justice) of the Welfare and Institution Codes.  For additional information, please see the Judicial Council's self-help website that offers information for families, parents, children, care-givers, etc.: https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-family.htm.  The website offers information regarding the processes, forms, options, and videos on a wide range of subjects including juvenile justice, juvenile dependency, non-minor dependency, how cases begin, and what options are available to those persons involved with/within the juvenile court system. 

 

THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE ASSISTANCE OF COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL. YOU SHOULD SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OF YOUR CHOICE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE AND YOUR RIGHTS

Last updated: March 08, 2022 10:08 AM