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Appendix A

Most States have a combination of transfer provisions

In most States, juvenile court judges can waive juvenile court jurisdiction over certain cases and transfer them to criminal court

In States with statutory exclusion provisions, certain cases involving juvenils originate in criminal court rather than juvenile court

In States with concurrent jurisdiction, the prosecutor has discretion to file certain cases, generally involving juvenlies charged with serious offenses, in either criminal court or juvenile court

Juvenile Transfers to Criminal Court in the 1990's:
Lessons Learned From Four Studies
August 2000