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Abolishing the Juvenile Court1David TrogdonGrand Canyon University: JUS-430February 11th, 2018
Abolishing the Juvenile Court The Purpose of the Juvenile Court SystemThe juvenile court system is similar to the adult court system but handles the cases of juveniles from the ages of six to seventeen years old. Juvenile court systems focus more on the rehabilitation of the offender rather than sending them to prison. However, juveniles as young as fifteen years old can be tried as an adult in more severe cases. The purpose of juvenile court systems is to protect both the citizens and the community from young offenders, hold the youth responsible for their actions, and to rehabilitate the youth offenders so that they are able to live inthe community without breaking the laws and returning them.Issue of Whether Juvenile Courts Serve Their PurposeWhile determining if these juvenile court systems properly and effectively serve their purpose, they need to fulfill all purposes that they hold. With juvenile court systems holding the