When minors violate a criminal statute, they enter the juvenile justice system rather than the adult criminal system. Although differences exist, both court systems recognize the competency to stand trial law. Just like adults, it would be unfair for juveniles to proceed in the legal process if they were deemed incompetent to stand trial because they did not understand the court proceedings against them or could not adequately assist in their defense. The purpose of this book is to educate minors about the juvenile justice system and prepare them for their day in court.
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Perfect for my 15yo client who was found Unfit to Stand Trial and ordered for outpatient services. This book is a great educational tool for learning about the juvenile justice system and getting Fit or Competent to Stand Trial. The competency test included at the end was an unexpected bonus!