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Prosecutorial jurisdiction over juvenile issues
The jurisdiction of the juvenile court includes three categories of youths.
Delinquents—youths who commit acts that would be defined as criminal for an adult, including misdemeanors and felonies.
Status offenders—youths who commit acts that would not be defined as criminal if committed by an adult (for example, truancy, running away from home, and curfew violations).
Dependent and neglected children—youths who are deprived and in need of support and supervision.