1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. Family Court
  4. Article 7: Proceedings Concerning Whether a Person Is In Need of Supervision
  5. Part 7: Compliance With Orders


Section 779-A Declaration of delinquency concerning juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision

Family Court (FCT)

Declaration of delinquency concerning juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision. If, at any time during the period of a disposition of probation, the court has reasonable cause to believe the respondent has violated a condition of the disposition, it may declare the respondent delinquent and file a written declaration of delinquency. Upon such filing, the respondent shall be declared delinquent of his disposition of probation and such disposition shall be tolled. The court then must promptly take reasonable and appropriate action to cause the respondent to appear before it for the purpose of enabling the court to make a final determination with respect to the alleged delinquency. The time for prompt court action shall not be construed against the probation service when the respondent has absconded from probation supervision and the respondent's whereabouts are unknown. The court must be notified promptly of the circumstances of any such probationers.