Dec. 12, 2022 – In re D.N. (Supreme Ct., S268437)

The Supreme Court holds that a juvenile court order authorizing the probation department to offer the juvenile the option of community service hours to work off alleged probation violations did not constitute an improper delegation of judicial authority and did not violate due process. The Supreme Court finds that the juvenile court did not authorize the probation department to adjudicate violations, and instead simply gave advance approval to an agreement that might be reached between the juvenile and probation.