Guide to juvenile justice court

This Guide contains information about 

  • What happens when a youth is arrested
  • What happens in a juvenile justice (delinquency) case
  • How to seal juvenile records
  • Victim rights and restitution in juvenile cases

Juvenile justice

When a youth is accused of breaking the law, the case is generally handled in the juvenile justice system. This is very different from the adult criminal court system.

This guide is an introduction to the juvenile justice system for victims, witnesses, and those whose children and loved ones are involved in a juvenile case.

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