I am Arrested. Now What?

Teenager is arrested
Teenager is arrested

Booked into Juvenile Hall
Booked into Juvenile Hall

Teenager on trial
Teenager on trial

Teenagers detained in Juvenile Hall
Teenagers detained in Juvenile Hall

If you are a teenager, parent of a teenager, or work with teenagers, this web site should be of vital interest to you.

The "I'm Arrested. Now What?" web site was created to educate our youth, parents and youth workers on the seriousness and consequences of juvenile crime. Oftentimes, teens break the law not realizing, until it is too late, the emotional harm and financial hardships they will bring on themselves and their families. Specifically, this web site is designed:

  • To assist the families of alleged juvenile offenders, so that they may better understand the juvenile justice system in Orange County, California
  • To allow all teenagers to gain an appreciation of the ramifications of juvenile crime, both on themselves and on their parents or guardians
This web site will take you through what happens to a child when he or she commits a crime in Orange County. We look at: Getting arrested; Being booked into Juvenile Hall; Having to appear before a Juvenile Court Judge; and Serving time in a Juvenile Institution.

The Probation Department thanks volunteer Jeff Hillis for the significant work he contributed to making this web feature a reality.