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The Juvenile Justice System is complex and wrought with problems. This Article reviews the scope and cost of the juvenile justice system. The article looks at the national and human costs of the system, with an eye towards change where the federal government assumes more of a leadership position, but not full control of the system. To alter the current juvenile justice system, the Article proposes a formula with which to measure the benefits and gauge the attitude towards the system. The author concludes that the government should focus efforts on modifying the system’s objective, putting constructive materials in the hands of children, and publicizing the effectiveness of the system.

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