Section 2 Referral of Juvenile Cases to Public Prosecutors and Courts
1 Investigation (until referral to family courts)
shows the percent distribution of juvenile offenders newly referred to public prosecutors by age group and type of offense. (For the changes over time, see Appendix 3-8).
Fig. 3-2-2-1 Percent distribution of juvenile offenders referred to public prosecutors by type of offense (2013)
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(2) Referral to family courts
Public prosecutors can offer opinions about the disposition they consider the most appropriate when referring juvenile cases to family courts. See Appendix 3-9 for the status of the opinions of public prosecutors about disposition of juveniles.