Juvenile Justice System

By Austin, Emmie, and Laura

Main Ideas

  1. The juvenile justice system is designed to deal with youths who break the law.
  2. In most states, juvenile court has authority over all people under the age of 18, who are breaking the law.
  3. Children and young people found guilty of crimes are:
  • Dismissing the charges
  • Giving the juvenile an informal probation
  • Referring the young person to a treatment program

Important words

Juvenile- a child or young person under the age set by law

Rehabilitate- restore to useful life usually through treatment and educacation

Restitution- act of making up in same way for the loss or damage caused