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Juvenile Justice for Parents

Jun 2, 2011, Paula Wissel, KPLU 88.5 NPR

It’s late Saturday night and you get a phone call. Your teenage son has been arrested. You show up for court on Monday morning unsure what to do or say. Now there’s help for parents in this predicament. It's called Juvenile Justice 101. Learning quickly The class, really just a 15 minute orientation, is held in the middle of the very busy lobby of King County's Juvenile Court. Teenagers charged with everything from shoplifting to robbery to illegal gun possession appear…

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