The court can order a supervision program called "probation" if a juvenile is found guilty of a delinquent act. Probation is a form of supervision that restricts the child's freedom and activities and is ordered instead of committing the child to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
A probation sentence usually orders the child to complete certain conditions such as community service hours and paying restitution to the victims to compensate them for financial damages. A condition of probation can also involve submitting to a mental health evaluation or counseling. Counseling can involve anger management classes and substance abuse counseling.
The court can also impose a curfew and day treatment program, which provides additional supervision of youth in an educational setting. For certain offenses, the court can order the child to submit a biological sample for DNA testing.