Juvenile Justice Terminology

As one finds themselves trying to make their way through the Justice System, terminology can sometimes be confusing or misleading. Within the Juvenile Justice System it becomes even more confusing because the terms normally associated with the Justice System are changed to reflect a different philosophy toward juveniles. The following glossary of terms, though not exhaustive, was created to define the terms most frequently used in the Juvenile Justice System and the Juvenile Courts.


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