Caseworker: The person assigned to be the primary contact person and coordinator of care for a youth.
Discharge: The release of a youth from the jurisdiction of ADJC. Discharges can be for multiple reasons, including: (A) the youth turning 18 years of age; (B) the youth is released to the jurisdiction of another agency or entity; (C) the death of the youth; or (D) the granting of an absolute discharge from ADJC for successfully completing all programming and the probability that the youth no longer poses a threat to public safety.
Juvenile Community Reentry Board (JCRB): A hearing in which the youth's progress in treatment and programming is reviewed and the youth is considered for a release from secure care.
Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT): Multi-Disciplinary Team, a team of ADJC staff who oversees a youth's programming while in secure care.
Notification Letter: A letter sent by the Victims' Rights Unit to the victim, to notify them of an update in their case.
Order of Protection: A legal document, secured through a local court, which orders the youth to avoid contact with the victim.
Parole (Conditional Liberty): The release of a youth from a secure care facility to a placement and/or program in the community.
Parole Officer: An ADJC assigned officer who supervises the youth while they are on parole status.
Parole Plan: The written plan that details the terms and conditions of a youth's parole.
Parole Revocation Hearing: A hearing in which the revocation of a youth's parole is being considered, usually due to allegations of a parole violation.
Post-Adjudication Notification Request (PANR) Form: The form a victim fills out to formally register for victim services. This form is required for the Victims' Rights Unit to provide services to victims.
Secure Care: Confinement in a facility that is completely surrounded by a locked and physically secure barrier.
Victim: The person against whom the adjudicated offense has been committed.
Victim Representative: A person who is designated to act in the best interest of the victim when the actual victim is deceased, incapacitated, or is a minor child.
Victims' Rights Specialist: The primary contact person and advocate for the victim. The Victims' Rights Specialist serves the victim by helping to address victim-related questions and concerns.