The superior court must receive the notice of appeal
within 60 days of the court’s order. If you
wish to contest the jurisdictional
order (the trial), you must file the notice of appeal within 60
days after the dispositional hearing (the day the minor receives
The superior court is the juvenile court where the minor faced
the judge. If minor directs his or her attorney to file a
notice of appeal, the attorney normally does so.
If you wish to file a notice of appeal, use this
The minor’s (or if the notice is prepared by the attorney,
the attorney’s) name and address belong in the top left
Below the top box, write in the county of the court and the
juvenile court’s address.
Below the box, put the minor’s name where it says “CASE
Write the case number in the box for CASE NUMBER.
In item 1, give the date of the court order the appeal is
from and the order that is being challenged.
In item 2, write in (a) the minor’s name, (b) address,
and (c) telephone number; also (d) indicate the name, address,
and telephone number of any person the court or appellate
counsel should contact. Be sure to keep the appellate court and your appellate attorney informed of your whereabouts.
Print the date and your name and sign your name at the arrow
In item 3, indicate if items 4 through 6 on page two were completed.
Items 4 through 6 need not be completed, but it is usually helpful
if they are.
On page two, in the boxes on the top, write the minor’s
name and the case number.
In item 4, the appellant is the child (box a).
In item 5, give the name and date of birth of the child.
In item 6, the order appealed from is either a declaration
of wardship (box e) or other appealable orders relating
to wardship (box f). If the government is asserting the
minor was truant from school, then the appeal is from 601
jurisdictional findings. If the government is asserting the
minor committed a new criminal offense, then the appeal is
from 602 jurisdictional findings. If the appeal is from a
different juvenile court order, then mark box f. Give the
date of the juvenile court hearing from which you wish to