G1 Kids and the Law Acknowledgment of Parentage (Reconocimiento de paternidad) a legally binding document voluntarily signed by two people that recognizes they are the parents of a child. Adjudication (Resolución) the court’s determination of whether the accused person is guilty or not guilty in criminal or delinquency matters. In civil matters, such as Child Requiring As- sistance (CRA) or Care and Protection cases, the adjudication is the court’s final decision as to whether the child is in need of services or care and protection. Allegations (Alegatos) statements said to be true but not yet proved in court. Admission to sufficient facts (Admisión a hechos suficientes): a defendant’s acknowledgement in court that the prosecutor can prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Arraignment (Lectura de cargos) the procedure in which the defendant is brought before a court of law to an- swer criminal or delinquent charges. Sometimes in a civil case, such as a CRA or Care and Protection, “arraignment” refers to the initial court hearing. Arrest (Arresto): taking a person into custody. The person cannot be freed from police custody until bail is set by the bail commissioner or the court. Assistant district attorney - ADA (Asistente de fiscal de distrito) a lawyer for the government who is responsible for prosecuting a criminal or delinquent case against the defendant. The voters in each county elect a District Attorney who staffs the office with lawyers called assistant district attorneys. Glossary Glossary G G