What is the Purpose of Juvenile Justice Courts?

  • To protect citizens and the community from crimes committed by young people.
  • To hold youth who commit crimes accountable for their actions.
  • To provide individualized assessments to rehabilitate and prevent further delinquent behavior through the development of educational, vocational, social, emotional and basic life skills which enable youth to grow and mature.
  • To provide youth and all other interested parties fair hearings at which legal rights are recognized and enforced.
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