Juvenile Court In America

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formatory in America. Many other states followed this idea, and created correctional facilities to house juveniles. The youths received education, learned trades, and worked. This was a significant milestone in the development of juvenile justice in America. The first juvenile court was in Illinois in 1899. This was when the Illinois juvenile court Act of 1899 was established. The court sole purpose was to deal with neglected and delinquent children that were under the age of 16. After, that in 1925 46 states established their own juvenile court. “Special juvenile and family courts that removed juvenile matters from adult criminal courts were developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s” ("Chapter 2: Jurisdictional and Program Self-Assessment

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