When minors get in trouble with the law, their cases usually follow a path that’s very different from adult criminal court proceedings. Juvenile court can give young offenders unique opportunities for rehabilitation and a clean slate, but not every juvenile court case is child’s play.

Nolo’s new “Juvenile Justice” article series takes an in-depth look at the juvenile court system and the distinct issues that come up in many juvenile cases. Here’s what’s new:

You can also learn more about crime and kids in Nolo’s Criminal Law and Children & Family free legal information topics.