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Name: In re A.M.
Case #: A136288
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 10/30/2013

The juvenile court has authority to impose GPS monitoring as a condition of probation for a truant minor. Minor, a habitual truant under Welfare and Institutions Code section 601, subdivision (b), was adjudged a ward of the court and placed in the care and custody of her mother. Following continued truancies, the court placed minor on GPS monitoring. On appeal, minor argued the GPS monitoring was an invalid condition of probation for a truancy wardship. Affirmed. Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 727, subdivision (a)(1), "the court may make any reasonable orders for the care, supervision, [and] conduct . .…

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Name: In re M.R.
Case #: A137586
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 3
Opinion Date: 09/27/2013

Juvenile contempt order was reversed where court failed to follow statutory provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure before ordering secure confinement in a truancy case. Fifteen-year-old M.R. was adjudged a ward of the court under section 601 for habitual truancy. The court imposed a curfew and ordered M.R. to attend school every day, but he did not follow these orders. At a progress report hearing, the juvenile court found that he violated numerous court orders and remanded him to serve a weekend in juvenile hall. On appeal, the court aned the order, which it characterized as one for contempt.…

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