juvenile court

Definition of "juvenile court"
  1. A court specializing in cases concerning children, typically those below 18 years of age, involving accusations of criminal acts, as well as neglect or abuse cases with the state standing for the child against parents
How to use "juvenile court" in a sentence
  1. The alleged shoplifting incident involving the 15-year-old was slated for hearing in juvenile court.
  2. After the state found evidence of neglect, the parents were summoned to the juvenile court.
  3. The juvenile court determined the best course of action considering the child's welfare after allegations of abuse by the guardians.

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