Juvenile Justice Center FAQ

How is guardianship relinquished in a juvenile case?

A W&I 388 Request to Change Court Order must be completed, served on the required parties and submitted for review by a judicial officer. The court may grant or deny the modification petition or may set the matter for hearing.

The forms are available:
Online:
W&I 388 Modification Petition, Request to Change Court Order (JV-180)

In Person:
Superior Court Clerk's Office
Juvenile Justice Center
2100 College Ave , 4th floor
Bakersfield, CA 93305

How is the juvenile record seal process started?

An investigation is conducted by the Probation Department. To start the record seal process, contact the Probation Department Intake Division at:

1831 Ridge Road
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 868-4313

At the court hearing the court may grant or deny the petition to seal the record.

How can I become emancipated?

An investigation is conducted by the Probation Department. The court may grant or deny the petition for emancipation or may set the matter for hearing. For detailed information regarding the emancipation process, contact the Probation Department Intake Division at:

1831 Ridge Road
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 868-4313

Emancipation information and forms are available:

How can I view my Juvenile case file and/or receive copies of my case?

A Request for Disclosure of Juvenile Case File must be completed, served on the required parties and submitted for review by a judicial officer. The court may grant or deny the Request for Disclosure of a Juvenile Case File or may set the matter for hearing. Identification is required.

Online:

Petition for Disclosure of Juvenile Court Record, Request for Disclosure of Juvenile Case File (JV-570)

In Person:
Superior Court Clerk's Office
Juvenile Justice Center
2100 College Ave , 4th floor
Bakersfield, CA 93305

How can I obtain a copy of a police report involving a juvenile?

A Petition to Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency/Juvenile must be completed for judicial review. The court may grant or deny the Petition to Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency or may set the matter for hearing.

Online:
Petition to Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency/Juvenile, Petition to Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency (JV-575)

In Person:
Superior Court Clerk's Office
Juvenile Justice Center
2100 College Ave , 4th floor
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Transfer-in hearing dates/times

Transfer-in hearing dates/times are Monday through Friday at 8:00am.

What do some of these words mean? (example: guardianship, dependency, etc.)

California Courts Self-Help Center Glossary