What can a juvenile offender expect in the New Jersey juvenile justice system?

July 29, 2021

A juvenile charged with a crime in New Jersey is regarded in the eyes of the justice system differently than an adult, although both face repercussions upon a finding of guilt. As opposed to its adult counterpart, the specific intention of the juvenile justice system is the main difference. The juvenile justice system exists not only to enact and carry out consequences for a youth under 18 years old who has committed a delinquent act, but also to rehabilitate them. […]

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New Supreme Court Order and Youth Debt-Forgiveness

November 23, 2020

New Jersey Juvenile Justice System Continues To Support Youth Debt-Forgiveness With New Supreme Court Order In July 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that hundreds of juvenile warrants that were more than five years old, in addition to what amounted to $140,000 in fines for youth who had failed to appear in court and been subject to other discretionary fines, be expunged. The warrants that the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered be expunged were for non-violent fourth-degree offenses, such […]

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