Disposition the word used for the sentencing phase in juvenile court. The Magistrate Judge is provided with a report from the juvenile probation officer that outlines disposition recommendations. The Magistrate Judge gives the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney (if there is one), the juvenile, their parent(s) and the probation officer an opportunity to make a statement. Sometimes the young person and their parents are asked questions by the Judge.
After reviewing the report and listening to the comments, the Magistrate Judge will identify what types of terms and conditions he expects the young person and their family to complete. In addition, he will make a determination about fines and fees that need to be paid.