Juvenile Delinquency

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The juvenile court gets involved in the lives of children when there are concerns that a parent is not able to keep his or her child safe from abuse or neglect (and the court starts a juvenile dependency case), or minors are accused of breaking the law.

This video is designed to help youth, their parents, and victims of juvenile crime understand delinquency court.

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Your rights as a parent within the juvenile justice system.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people in the juvenile justice system, like all people in state custody, have clearly established civil rights under the U. S. Constitution, state and federal statutes and regulations, and agency policy