Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and apply key operational terms and concepts of the juvenile justice courts and juvenile justice process.
  2. Understand how the juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system differ regarding purpose, jurisdiction, and process.
  3. Summarize the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts and exceptions to original juvenile court jurisdiction.
  4. Name the basic process and stages of the juvenile justice system and agencies that are involved in each stage.
  5. Examine the unique role and policies of the child welfare system and how it interacts with the justice system.