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This category is about minors who are in criminal proceedings, or dealing with discipline in school, including getting advocates and support. It can cover issues of detention, special sentencing, standards of treatment, and the possibility of the death penalty. This might also be called juvenile delinquency.
This information covers the juvenile court system and how it may have jurisdiction over cases involving children who are under the age of 18 and who are alleged to have committed a delinquent act or status offense. Additionally, the juvenile court may have jurisdiction over child custody cases in certain situations.