DCR 3.502 Terms Used in Juvenile Court

An action in the District Court pursuant to K.S.A. 38-2301, et. seq., is initiated by the filing of a verified complaint; the complaint sets forth the allegation(s) of the offense(s); the juvenile is referred to as the respondent; the juvenile may be adjudicated upon plea of guilty, plea of nolo contendere, or after trial or hearing, a "juvenile offender"; after adjudication a sentencing is had, frequently after a YLS or presentence investigation report is completed by a Court Services Officer for the Court's use at the sentencing hearing.

Revised: February 17, 2023