juvenile court


Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of 18

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In April, Brill was taken into custody by the state Department of Family and Children Services following an order from a juvenile court judge. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Parents face charge after giving teen marijuana to treat alleged seizures," 2 Oct. 2018 The juvenile court judge should have determined that Martin was covered by a 2012 Ohio law that protects children whose crimes are related to their status as trafficking victims, according to Martin’s lawyer, Jennifer Kinsley. Andrew Welsh-huggins, The Seattle Times, "Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl’s murder conviction," 14 Aug. 2018 Girls under 16 require written order from juvenile court judge. Eric Adler, kansascity, "Check your state: Which laws are the most lenient for child brides? | The Kansas City Star," 11 Mar. 2018 Wines’ daughter works for the juvenile court and another family member works for the registers of wills at the Towson courthouse. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Judge had issued bench warrant for Rosedale man two weeks before police say he killed stepmother," 3 July 2018 Between Harlington, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas, Stern visited a border crossing, a respite center for weary immigrants just freed from detention, and a juvenile court to discover how UNICEF can work to keep kids there safe and protected. Caryl Stern, Marie Claire, "I Witnessed the Horrors Immigrant Children Experience at the Border," 25 July 2018 She’s been charged in juvenile court, according to FOX 19. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "An Ohio Teen Has Been Charged With Homicide After Crashing Her Tesla on the Way to Prom," 16 July 2018 Authorities charged six students in juvenile court with misdemeanor assault and two coaches were fired. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Maine West High School principal announces retirement," 29 June 2018 The 16-year-old has been charged in juvenile court several times, according to police records. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "When he was arrested for murder, the 16-year-old's parents were nowhere to be found.," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of juvenile court

1899, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of juvenile court

: a court that has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency proceedings or other civil proceedings involving minors or juveniles — compare family court

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