Juvenile Corrections Law and Legal Definition

The correction system for juveniles and adults are different. The facilities in which juvenile offenders convicted of a crime spend time in order to receive rehabilitation are referred to as juvenile corrections. Judges who specialize in juvenile crime handle their cases, and the sentences are handled by the juvenile corrections system.

The juvenile corrections system consists of probation officers and social workers. The court has many options when determining how a youthful offender should be punished. The punishment for a juvenile are intended to rehabilitate them and ensure that the juvenile does not begin a life of crime. The rehabilitation process helps juvenile offenders in learning new coping and social skills to better handle situations and avoid becoming repeat offenders.