Petition | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Juvenile Justice

A petition is “A document filed in juvenile court alleging that a juvenile is a delinquent and asking that the court assume jurisdiction over the juvenile or asking that an alleged delinquent be waived to criminal court for prosecution as an adult.”

Source: OJJDP
Source URL: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/glossary.html


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Last Modified: 07/29/2021

 

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