At the hearing before the court, the probation officer will make a recommendation whether the court should Dismiss the Case for lack of “probable cause”, refer the child and parent with their agreement to a probation officer for Informal Assistance or accept the Application for Child Requiring Assistance and schedule the Fact-Finding Hearing

  • If the case is dismissed, the judge will issue an expungement order requiring the clerk to destroy all of the papers in the courts files relating to the case and any records that may exist at the Department of Criminal Justice.