Juvenile courts were created and operate on the principle that juveniles are fundamentally and developmentally different from adults. Thus, different forms of intervention techniques are used in the treatment of juvenile offenders. However, various changes in the nature of family units, juvenile delinquency, and the problems that juveniles face today have led to a number of changes in the contemporary juvenile court system. Instead of a one-system-fits-all approach, many juvenile and family courts across the nation are taking a more specialized approach to ...

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