The Juvenile Justice System
By: Marissa Garrison, Meredith Gummerman, Will Humphries
- The juvenile justice system is designed to deal with youths who break the law.
- Before 1900, the law treated children like adults
- Each state has its own juvenile justice system with its own law and practices.
- When a youth is arrested for a crime the police have the authority to decide what to do next.
- Juveniles do not have the right to a trail by jury.
- Juvenile- an individual who is under an age set by law (usually 18 years) at which he or she can be charged as an adult for a crime.
- Rehabilitate- restore to a useful life, usually through treatment and education.
- Delinquent- having failed to do what the law requires, according to a judicial ruling.
- Restitution- act of making up in some way for the harm caused by the accused person.