youthful offender

Definition of "youthful offender"
  1. A person under 18 accused of a crime and subjected to the juvenile justice system instead of the regular court and prison system
How to use "youthful offender" in a sentence
  1. The judge declared him a youthful offender and sent him to a juvenile facility.
  2. The law protects the identities of youthful offenders from public exposure.
  3. The increase in the number of youthful offenders has called for reforms in the juvenile justice system.

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