Juvenile Probation Law & Legal Definition


Juvenile probation is a form of juvenile sentencing which allows juvenile offenders to remain in their communities. They are not incarcerated or placed in new homes. The court determines whether or not a juvenile is eligible for probation. However, the court may lay down certain terms/ conditions that are to be followed by the juvenile offender. Some of these conditions are: reporting to the probation officer on a regular basis, and attending school/classes.

The juvenile on probation can work. However, he/she can start work only after the probation officer inspects and approves the workplace.