Q: Where are Juvenile cases heard and how are they conducted?

Q: Where are Juvenile cases heard and how are they conducted?

A: In New Jersey, juvenile offenses and charges are heard in the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. The Superior Court is divided into vicinages based on County and a juvenile case is typically heard in the County Superior Court where the alleged offense occurred. The Juvenile Part of the Family Division is conducted in accordance with a set of rules designed entirely for adjudication of juvenile cases. The focus of the system is to help, assist and rehabilitate a child rather than punish him.