Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system refers to the services and supports provided to children under the age of 18 who are involved with the justice system. The juvenile justice system is focused on moving services from treatment facilities to the community, focusing on diversion, and providing age-appropriate treatment.


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Among Youth Born In 2000, More Than 60% Of Those Referred To Juvenile Court Did Not Return After A First Referral

Approximately 63% of young people in the U.S. under the age of 18 years in 2020 who became involved with the juvenile court system did not return to juvenile court after a first referral. Youth who received a formal sanction at their first referral were more likely to be referred to juvenile court for a… Read

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