The Juvenile Court System: History & Structure


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1. What is the role of a guardian ad litem?

2. The juvenile court system dates back _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps check your understanding of the juvenile court system. You will be quizzed on this system's history and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Role of a guardian ad litem
  • History of the juvenile court system
  • Parens patriae definition
  • Treatment based on age

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding parens patriae
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of the juvenile court system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of a guardian ad litem

Additional Learning

To learn more about the juvenile court system, check out the corresponding lesson called The Juvenile Court System: History & Structure. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify why the treatment of children began to change
  • Define felony
  • Identify the structure of the juvenile court system
  • Explain the juvenile court process