The juvenile justice system bears some similarities to its adult counterpart, but the distinctions are momentous. The articles that follow will help orient parents and kids to the basic procedures. (Those interested should also check out Juvenile Court and Confidentiality.)
The juvenile justice system is separate from the criminal justice system. Read on to learn some basics on crime and punishment for minors.
Juvenile Delinquency: What Happens in a Juvenile Case?
When a juvenile is suspected of violating a criminal statute, the procedure that's followed is very different from that used for adult offenders in a typical criminal case.