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Juvenile

Juvenile Division

The Juvenile Division located at the Butte County Courthouse facility (One Court Street, Oroville) handles all Juvenile matters (including Adoptions, Dependency, Delinquency, and Juvenile Traffic and other Juvenile Infraction cases) for the entire county.

Please note that both the Juvenile Dependency and Juvenile Delinquency cases are strictly confidential; therefore, no information is available by telephone.  To obtain information, you must come to the Court and present photo identification that proves you are a party to the case. 

For an introduction to Juvenile Court, please see the California Online Self-Help Center.

Juvenile Traffic and other Juvenile Infraction matters

Juvenile Traffic/Infraction matters are heard on Fridays at 2:30 pm at:

Butte County Superior Court
Butte County Courthouse
One Court Street
Oroville, CA 95965

Dependency Matters

W&I 300

The California Welfare and Institutions Code, starting at section 300, sets forth the legal requirements, processes and objectives for Dependency Court.  Dependency matters are filed with the Court when there are reports that children have been abandoned, abused or neglected by their parent(s) or legal guardian.  Dependency cases are also filed with the Court when parents or legal guardians are unable or unwilling to care for their children.

Hearing

Transfer in hearings are held at 8:30 a.m. each Wednesday and Thursday, with the exception of court holidays, at:

Butte County Superior Court
Butte County Courthouse
One Court Street
Oroville, CA 95965

Delinquency Matters

W&I 602

The California Welfare and Institutions Code, starting at section 602, describes the Court's jurisdiction over misdemeanors and felonies committed by minors (persons under 18 years of age.)  For certain serious crimes, the law currently provides the possibility of trying juveniles as adults in the adult criminal court.

Hearing

Transfer in hearings are held at 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday, with the exception of court holidays, at:

Butte County Juvenile Hall Court
51 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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