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Juvenile Programs

Lea en español Communities have been focusing on reaching out to at-risk juveniles. One way they are doing that is by establishing programs suggested by the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model, a research project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The model offers programs and goals for communities trying to prevent […]

The Juvenile Justice System

Lea en español Once a juvenile has been accused of committing a criminal or status offense, a juvenile court’s intake officer decides how to proceed through the criminal justice system. The officer evaluates a number of factors, including: whether a strong likelihood exists that the juvenile committed the act. the severity or violence of the […]

Status Offenses

Lea en español Status offenses are acts considered wrongful or chargeable only when committed by a minor. They involve restrictions placed on minors so they will be more likely to attend school, return home at a safe hour or avoid using or becoming addicted to nicotine, alcohol or illegal drugs. Juveniles charged with a status […]

Juvenile Justice

Lea en español The Juvenile Court Process In most instances, when a minor violates the law, the matter will be resolved in a special court known as a juvenile court. As a general rule, proceedings in juvenile courts are civil, not criminal. Accordingly, a juvenile will typically not be charged with a crime, but may […]

Constitutional Law

Lea en español What is Constitutional Law? Generally, the topic of constitutional law applies to the interpretation and implementation of the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The determination of the application and intent of the provisions of the U.S. Constitution is the responsibility of the federal courts, with the U.S. Supreme Court acting as the […]