The juvenile justice system works to treat and rehabilitate juvenile offenders including diverting the juvenile from the court process through other restorative justice services when possible in addition juvenile courts move more quickly to resolve cases and provide the accused more privacy than adults charged with similar crimes. Case flow diagram click on image to viewer larger flow chart the case flow diagram describes the stages of delinquency case processing in the juvenile justice system the following is an excerpt from the juvenile offenders and victims a national report publication ncj 153569 pages 76 79 the statistics have been updated to reflect the . A separate juvenile justice system was established in the united states about 100 years ago with the goal of diverting youthful offenders from the destructive punishments of criminal courts and encouraging rehabilitation based on the individual juveniles needs. The juvenile justice system is the structure of the criminal legal system that deals with crimes committed by minors usually between the ages of 10 and 18 years the upper age of eligibility is determined by the juvenile law of each state which varies a juvenile crime is any offense that could be committed by an . The office of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention ojjdp has published material charting the flow of the typical juvenile court case processas many cases are processed informally and court decisions are highly individualized the model case flow is rather general however the basic procedures described are standard nationwide
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