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J.L.D., a juvenile, *fn1 brings this appeal alleging that the juvenile court erred and violated her constitutional rights during her delinquency proceedings by revoking her community supervision and committing her to the Texas Youth Commission (“TYC”) on the basis of an assault that the State had previously used to extend her community supervision.

Before a juvenile court may find that a minor has engaged in delinquent conduct, it must conduct an adjudication hearing. See Tex. Fam. Code Ann. � 54.03 (Vernon Supp. 2002). If the court makes an affirmative finding that the juvenile has engaged in delinquent conduct, it must hold a separate disposition hearing for sentencing. See Tex. Fam. Code Ann. � 54.04 (Vernon Supp. 2002). On June 29, 2000, the juvenile court held J.L.D.’s adjudication hearing and found that she engaged in delinquent conduct by committing an aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury to the victim. At J.L.D.’s disposition hearing, the court committed her to the TYC for an indeterminate period of time. Commitment to the TYC is statutorily permissible where a child has committed a felony offense. See Tex. Fam. Code Ann. � 54.04(d)(2). J.L.D. filed a motion for new trial. The court granted the motion, vacated the commitment order, and placed J.L.D. on community supervision for twelve months.

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