Understanding the Juvenile Delinquency System


The Juvenile Delinquency System is a complicated web of people, agencies, and laws. This pamphlet was written especially for young people in the system, to help them better understand what is going on. It is important to understand what is happening at every step and what everything means in order to make good choices and take some control over the process. The more you know the more power you have to reach an outcome you will be satisfied with.

This booklet was intended only to provide basic information about the way the juvenile delinquency system works. If you have more questions along the way, or need legal advice you should contact your defense attorney.