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youthful offender

or youth offender

[yooth-fuh l uh-fen-der or yooth uh-fen-der] /ˈyuθ fəl əˈfɛn dər or ˈyuθ əˌfɛn dər/
noun
1.
a young delinquent, especially a first offender, usually from 14 to 21 years old, whom the court tries to correct and guide rather than to punish as a criminal.
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