What is the youngest age you can go to juvenile?

Ten (10) is the minimal age for secure detention of a juvenile unless it is a capital offense. Must be at least thirteen (13) years of age in order to be declared as a JSO.

Why is juvenile crime a big problem?

Family influences such as broken homes, malnutrition of parenting, economic instability, drug and alcohol abuse or domestic violence are all causes that may lead to juvenile delinquency. These statistics show that juvenile delinquency is a problem to society due to the high number of arrest and crimes being committed.

How is juvie like?

Unlike group homes or treatment centers, the juvenile detention center is designed to mimic prison. When it is bedtime, they are locked in and there are no exceptions, there is no freedom (a toilet is in each cell; there are no bathroom breaks).

Is juvie worse than jail?

Juvenile jail is worse than adult jail because they just learn from each other. Nope, also not true. Teenagers placed in juvenile justice settings rather than adult prisons do far better in the long-run, showing lower rates of repeat offending and higher rates of pro-social involvements.

Do kids go to jail?

Will the youth go to jail? Usually, a youth will only be sent to jail if he or she has committed a violent offence and is a serious repeat offender (the youth has committed the same or similar offence before). A judge will think about many things before sending a youth to jail.

What do I do if I get kicked out at 16?

If they kicked you out, call the police and they will call CPS or the equivalent agency and they will straighten the situation out one way or another. You will likely end up back in your house or in a group home awaiting relatives, foster parents or be stuck in the group home until you reach the Age of Majority.

Is it illegal to disobey your parents?

By law your parents have full authority to impose rules, expect obedience and punish you for violation or refusal. There are certain exceptions. Things that would cause you or another harm, illegal acts, etc. but generally speaking you do not have any legal rights to disobey.

Can parents take your phone if you pay for it?

Yes they can. You are a minor and they have control over that until you turn 18.

Who is responsible for juvenile crime?

Most states have some sort of parental responsibility law, which holds parents accountable for juvenile crime committed by their children. Parents – or any adults regardless of their relationship to the child – may be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor if they assist in juvenile crime.

How is juvenile detention different from jail?

In the juvenile system, youth have “adjudicatory hearings” instead of “trials”; they are “adjudicated” rather than “convicted,” and found “delinquent” instead of “guilty.” Youth are given “dispositions” instead of “sentences,” and are “committed” instead of “incarcerated.” While adults and youth in adult jails and …

What is juvenile crime?

A “juvenile” is a person who has not attained his eighteenth birthday, and “juvenile delinquency” is the violation of a law of the United States committed by a person prior to his eighteenth birthday which would have been a crime if committed by an adult.

What’s wrong with juvenile detention?

Most youth detained in juvenile detention centers have been exposed to trauma in the form of community and family violence. These youth are at higher risk for mental and substance use disorders. In adult facilities, youth under 18 are two times more likely to commit suicide than adult inmates.