My Life As a Juvenile Delinquent - The New York Times

The court that adjudicates a child a delinquent child shall issue as part of the dispositional order an order that classifies the child a juvenile offender registrant and specifies that the child has a duty to comply with sections , , , and of the Revised Code if all of the following apply: The act for which the child is adjudicated a delinquent child is a sexually oriented offense or a child-victim oriented offense that the child committed on or after January 1, 2002. The child was fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen years of age at the time of committing the offense. The court has determined that the child previously was adjudicated a delinquent child for committing any sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense, regardless of when the prior offense was committed and regardless of the child's age at the time of committing the offense. The court is not required to classify the child as both a juvenile offender registrant and a public registry-qualified juvenile offender registrant under section of the Revised Code.

This program must be available for juveniles whocommit nonviolent offenses.

Reporters examined both state-run juvenile detention centers, essentially jails for kids ages 13 to 18 who are accused of crimes, as well as the state’s residential “programs,” prison-like institutions where they are sent by judges to serve sentences and receive treatment. The latter are privately run, but funded and overseen by the state.


Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts performed by juveniles

Dispositions under this chapter shall be reasonably calculated to achieve the overriding purposes set forth in this section, commensurate with and not demeaning to the seriousness of the delinquent child's or the juvenile traffic offender's conduct and its impact on the victim, and consistent with dispositions for similar acts committed by similar delinquent children and juvenile traffic offenders. The court shall not base the disposition on the race, ethnic background, gender, or religion of the delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender.


Delinquent | Definition of Delinquent by Merriam-Webster

"Child" means a person who is under eighteen years of age, except as otherwise provided in divisions (C)(2) to (8) of this section. Subject to division (C)(3) of this section, any person who violates a federal or state law or a municipal ordinance prior to attaining eighteen years of age shall be deemed a "child" irrespective of that person's age at the time the complaint with respect to that violation is filed or the hearing on the complaint is held. Any person who, while under eighteen years of age, commits an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult and who is not taken into custody or apprehended for that act until after the person attains twenty-one years of age is not a child in relation to that act. Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C)(5) and (7) of this section, any person whose case is transferred for criminal prosecution pursuant to section of the Revised Code shall be deemed after the transfer not to be a child in the transferred case. Any person whose case is transferred for criminal prosecution pursuant to section of the Revised Code and who subsequently is convicted of or pleads guilty to a felony in that case, unless a serious youthful offender dispositional sentence is imposed on the child for that offense under division (B)(2) or (3) of section of the Revised Code and the adult portion of that sentence is not invoked pursuant to section of the Revised Code, and any person who is adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an act, who has a serious youthful offender dispositional sentence imposed for the act pursuant to section of the Revised Code, and whose adult portion of the dispositional sentence is invoked pursuant to section of the Revised Code, shall be deemed after the conviction, plea, or invocation not to be a child in any case in which a complaint is filed against the person. The juvenile court has jurisdiction over a person who is adjudicated a delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender prior to attaining eighteen years of age until the person attains twenty-one years of age, and, for purposes of that jurisdiction related to that adjudication, except as otherwise provided in this division, a person who is so adjudicated a delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender shall be deemed a "child" until the person attains twenty-one years of age. If a person is so adjudicated a delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender and the court makes a disposition of the person under this chapter, at any time after the person attains twenty-one years of age, the places at which the person may be held under that disposition are not limited to places authorized under this chapter solely for confinement of children, and the person may be confined under that disposition, in accordance with division (F)(2) of section of the Revised Code, in places other than those authorized under this chapter solely for confinement of children. The juvenile court has jurisdiction over any person whose case is transferred for criminal prosecution solely for the purpose of detaining the person as authorized in division (F)(1) or (4) of section of the Revised Code unless the person is convicted of or pleads guilty to a felony in the adult court. Any person who, while eighteen years of age, violates division (A)(1) or (2) of section of the Revised Code by violating a protection order issued or consent agreement approved under section or of the Revised Code shall be considered a child for the purposes of that violation of section of the Revised Code.