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Consent Decree

At any time after the filing of a petition, but before the entry of an adjudication order, the court may, upon the agreement of the district attorney and the juvenile, suspend the proceedings and supervise the juvenile as to a consent decree in the juvenile’s home under the terms and conditions negotiated with the juvenile probation office.

A consent decree remains in force for no more than six months, unless extended by the court for an additional six months. If the conditions of the consent decree are violated, the petition may be reinstated and the juvenile held accountable, as if the consent decree had never been entered.