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The Rights of Juveniles Who Are Arrested

Everyone in the United States has basic rights when placed under arrest, like the right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present during questioning. Juveniles, defined as young people under the age of 18, have these rights plus others under Mississippi Youth Court laws. See what rights a Juvenile has upon being arrested.

Youth Services

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) administers probation/aftercare services and institutional programs for juveniles who have been adjudged delinquent in Mississippi Youth Courts, or are at-risk of becoming delinquent.

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