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Resources for: Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. In most states, the age for criminal culpability is set at 18 years. New York is the only state other than North Carolina that prosecutes all youth as adults when they turn 16. There is a current movement to "Raise the Age" in New York. The main goal of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation rather than punishment.

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