It is possible; it depends on the circumstances whether or not the prosecutor wants to put this in the system - was this intentional, accident, etc.
However, the parents can be responsible for repairs. Indiana has a parent responsibility statute - Ind. Code 34-31-4 --- that states a parent can be responsible up to $5,000 for damages caused knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly to person or property if the parent has custody of the child and the child is living with the parent.
So, you should be able to get the window repairs paid.
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Research indicates that Indiana has no minimum age for juvenile delinquency but many jurisdictions prosecute juveniles from the age of 6 or 7 years and Indiana has done the same.
A seven year old is typically right on the line. Many states do not permit prosecution of children under 7 or under. It is also possible the prosecutor is simply exercising his or her discretion in this case as the offense appears fairly minor. Breaking a window is the kind of thing that is typically dealt with by parents, not courts.
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