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Petition:

A document filed in juvenile court alleging that a juvenile is a delinquent and asking that the court assume jurisdiction over the juvenile or asking that an alleged delinquent be waived to criminal court for prosecution as an adult.

Source: OJJDP
Source URL:  http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/glossary.html   


Last Updated:  7/28/2015   

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