Generally speaking, state juvenile justice systems handle cases involving defendants under the age of 18. Youth are held in several different types of facilities. Some facilities look a lot like prisons, some are prisons, and some offer youth more freedom and services.
- Explain how juvenile offenders are processed through the Juvenile Justice system.
- Explain if increased incarceration reduces rates of juvenile crime.
- Discuss the myths and realities that exist in the juvenile justice system.