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Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process
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Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process

This section describes the juvenile justice system, focusing on structure and process features that relate to delinquency and status offense matters. Topics covered in this section include jurisdictional age boundaries for delinquency and status offense matters, the organization and administration of delinquency services (e.g., probation, detention, aftercare and corrections), and trying youth as adults in criminal court.



Case Flow Diagram

See a visual depiction of how cases typically move through the juvenile justice system. 




Date Created: June 1, 2023