Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System

Lesson Duration

These materials teach middle school students about the Minnesota Juvenile Justice System. Informational powerpoint is followed by chart that compares the adult with the juvenile system and an online vocabulary game. Students are asked to apply knowledge to hypothetical cases. Fun Powerpoint Jeopardy game supports learning.

Elementary-Introduction-to-Juvenile-Justice-2014 Powerpoint

Juvenile Justice Terms Comparison Chart Student Handout

Juvenile Justice Vocabulary Quizlet 

You Decide-Juvenile Justice Cases

Juvenile Justice Timeline

Juvenile Offense Types and Dispositions

Minnesota Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Game for Elementary Classroom

Minnesota Juvenile Law (Information from the Minnesota Judicial Branch)


by Jennifer Bloom and Eve Parker, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation


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