a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally of less than 18 years.
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How to use juvenile court in a sentence
The Michigan Supreme Court has also been reviewing other juvenile court procedures.After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System | by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press | June 9, 2021 | ProPublica
To gain that approval, authorities have to show that if the case was kept in juvenile court, there would be “no reasonable prospects for rehabilitation,” the manual says.
The two have pleaded “not involved,” the juvenile court equivalent of not guilty.
Even the lexicon of juvenile court is different from adult court.
The focus of the juvenile court is entirely on rehabilitation, not punishment.
The juvenile court Committee developed a staff of probation officers, which finally had twenty-two members.
Its work during the next eight years was an integral part of the administration of the 204 juvenile court.
At the very first session of the Chicago juvenile court there appeared two women.
Bennie had been one of those little tragedies that find their way into juvenile court.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed | Edna Ferber
Which alone was enough to distinguish Bennie, for juvenile court children, as a rule, are distinctly not kissable.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed | Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for juvenile court
the former name for youth court
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