The American Juvenile Justice System is the primary system used to address and
deal with youth who are caught and convicted of crimes. The juvenile justice ...
The juvenile justice system has undergone significant modifications during the
last 30 years. This section describes the system, focusing on structure and ...
All states have separate courts that deal with juveniles accused of crime. The
rules and procedures—and outcomes—in such courts are far different from those
The 19th-century movement that led to the establishment of the juvenile court in
the ... Unlike the criminal justice system, where district attorneys select cases for ...
Some children and youth become involved with the juvenile justice system
because they are accused of committing a delinquent or criminal act. Other youth
The Division of Juvenile Justice provides education and treatment to California's
youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal ...
Policymakers are slowly returning to the first principles of juvenile justice by
recognizing that young ... Yet in the criminal justice system, we treat youth as
Each state has its own distinct juvenile justice system with its own laws and
practices. This chart outlines some of the broad underlying beliefs that distinguish
ORIGINS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. The law has long defined a line
between juvenile and adult offenders, but that line has been drawn at different ...
Juvenile law is mainly governed by state law and most states have enacted a
juvenile code. The main goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation rather