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Support for juveniles and adolescents through juvenile court assistance

In the case of investigations and/or criminal proceedings against juveniles (14-17 year olds) or adolescents (18-20 year olds) who have come into conflict with the law, the juvenile courts automatically call upon juvenile court assistance to support the juvenile or adolescent and their legal guardians or family members.

A team of experts, consisting of (socio-pedagogical) employees of the competent authority, advises the young people or adolescents in the run-up to the investigations, accompanies them to the court hearings if necessary and also takes over the care up to the necessary reintegration measures after completion of the procedure. If no probation officer is appointed by the juvenile court, the juvenile court assistance also monitors compliance with judicial requirements and instructions.

Process flow

The Juvenile Court Assistance informs the juvenile court about the personal backgrounds and social contexts of the accused. It makes proposals for the application of general criminal law and juvenile criminal law to adolescents. The juvenile court assistance comments on measures (of youth welfare) for the reintegration of young people or adolescents.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city or a recognized carrier of free youth welfare.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

AG Kommunenredaktion


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)