G5 Kids and the Law Continued without a Finding (Se continua sin una toma de decisión) also known as a “CWOF,” a decision that a judge can make after a defendant has admitted that the prosecution can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt or after a trial in which the prosecution has proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt. By continuing the case without a finding (of delinquency or guilt) the judge gives the defendant a chance to avoid having an official record of conviction. Custody (Custodia) the right to make decisions about where a minor child will live, go to school, get medical treatment, and other important choices about care. Defense attorney (Abogado defensor) a lawyer who represents a person accused of a crime or delinquent act. Defendant (Acusado) a person formally accused of an offense(s). There may be co-defendants when two or more persons are charged in related criminal or delinquent activity. Delinquent (Menor infractor) a child between the ages of 12* and 18 who has been convicted of an offense which would be a crime if the child were an adult; also a child convicted of violating town by-laws. *As of July 2018 Delinquent act (Acto delictivo) an act that would be a crime if it were committed by an adult. Diagnostic study (Estudio diagnóstico) also known as a 68A evaluation, a comprehensive bio-psychosocial evaluation of the child. The evaluator writes a report which is submitted to the court with recommendations. Discovery (Intercambio de pruebas) the process by which each side in a case learns the facts known to the other side and the facts that the other side will try to prove in the trial. Disposition (Disposición) the final outcome of a case. Glossary G