Juvenile Delinquents Act [JDA]
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Youth Criminal Justice Law, 3/e$60.00 – $96.00
Legislation enacted in 1908, which placed much less emphasis on legal rights and had a child welfare-oriented or parens patriae philosophy. It was in force until 1984 when replaced by the Young Offenders Act.