Dependency hearings occur when the court has become involved in the relationship between parent and child. The court may require the parent to follow specific steps to end court involvement. If a child becomes a dependent of the court, the court will make rules for everyone to follow. The rules are designed to be in the best interest of the child. Social workers and court appointed special advocates are available to protect the child's rights and assist the parent in following court orders.
Delinquency hearings occur when the juvenile has been charged with, or accused of, committing a crime.
Juvenile Traffic is handled by the County's Probation Department, NOT the Superior Court.
222 Paul Scannell Drive,
San Mateo, CA 94402 [Directions]
Phone Number for Juvenile & Adoptions: (650) 312-5395
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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