Juvenile Justice System

By: Laura, Austin, Emmie

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 were:
  • 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 education

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