Juvenile Delinquents are over the age of 7, but less than 18, and do something that would otherwise be considered criminal if done by someone older. If the case remains in family court, the penalties a Juvenile Offender faces are less than an Adult Offender.
Juvenile Delinquents can be any child between the ages of 8 and 17 (“over 7 and under 18”).
Children between the ages of 8 and 12 will receive this designation regardless of the allegations. However, children older than age 12 may receive this designation or the designation of a Juvenile Offender. Children over 16 may receive this designation or the designation of Adolescent Offender.