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juvenile court

n. Law
A court having jurisdiction over matters involving children below a certain age, especially those who may be delinquent, in need of supervision, subject to adoption, or charged with committing a criminal offense, but are not be tried in adult criminal court.
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juvenile court

n
(Law) the former name for youth court
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ju′venile court′


n.
a law court having jurisdiction over youths, generally those of less than 18 years.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent childrenjuvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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Translations

juvenile court

ntribunale m dei minori
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Feld and Moriearty examine how schools, law enforcement, legislators, judges, and administrative agencies respond to the criminal and non-criminal misconduct of children that bring them within the jurisdiction of juvenile courts. They do not deal with child abuse, dependency, and neglect nor with children's rights except as they relate to investigating and prosecuting juvenile offenders delinquency and status-offenses.
The judge has also been assigned powers of juvenile courts under the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018.
The establishment of juvenile courts earlier and now indeed this very decision will help save children from any psychological problems and ill effects of normal court environment.
He further observed that the requisite instructions by the Chief Justices through their respective registrars should be issued to the juvenile courts within their respective territorial jurisdictions to ensure the expeditious conclusion of trials.
(42) Notwithstanding these concerns, electronic monitoring, which was developed and intended as an adult correctional tool, has now been adopted by juvenile courts. (43) This has led to thousands of youth being electronically monitored on any given day, even though the overwhelming majority of youth are charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.
of juvenile courts. Part I also discusses the procedural protections
(4) This Essay illustrates how the United States Constitution has developed a gendered jurisprudence for children and families that affords children a higher level of due process in juvenile courts than is afforded to their parents.
Juvenile courts are "set up not to stigmatize and punish kids in a permanent sense ...
Edgerton, chief justice of the state's Juvenile Courts, said those charged now will instead be tried in juvenile court, with incarceration in juvenile detention centers, while their identities and criminal records will remain confidential and outside of public view.
Though Wells's campaign against lynching is legend, few historians have recovered Wells's advocacy for black youth before juvenile courts and their offshoot, boys' courts; a significant omission given its centrality to Wells's commitment to criminal justice issues.

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