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    Describe the stages of the juvenile justice process. How are these stages different from when an adult offender is arrested?

    Here is what I believe the stages of the juvenile justice process are:

    Intake and Assessment
    Adjudication and Disposition

    Please confirm and list the differences from when an adult offender is arrested.
    Thank You

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    You have the 4 main stages right in the juvenile justice. I will list them below for you and explain what they are. I will also explain how they differ from when an adult offender is arrested.

    1. Intake and Assessment/Detention (this can be grouped together in the first step) - This is the first step when a juvenile had violated the law. in legal terms, the intake process is known as prosecution in criminal courts. The law enforcement office, depending on the severity of the crime, give the juvenile a warning (most adults are not given warnings, depending on the crime because it is thought that they know better and understand the consequences of violating the law), release him into the custody of his parents (which cannot or does not happen when an adult is arrested); or the third option is to hold the juvenile in a juvenile detention center (this is for more severe cases and for repeat juvenile offenders). If the child is put in hold in the detention center, then they are going to go to court/trial for the crime they committed. The Prosecutor's Office will be the ones to decide whether the case should be taken to the next step and be taken to court. They look into things such as past history of the child and if they have been in rehabilitation before if this is not their first offense. Depending on the findings, the case may either be dismissed, handled informally or have a formal hearing in court. In what's known as an informal disposition, the juvenile will agree to be put on probation and will sign off on having to follow certain rules and guidelines. If the case goes to court, the child may be put in a juvenile detention facility. Once placed in the facility, the case needs to be heard in court within 24 hours. This will be to determine if the juvenile still needs to be ...

    Solution Summary

    The stages of the juvenile justice court system and how they differ from when an adult is arrested and put through the system.