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Once a Juvenile is Transferred to Criminal Court Must They be Tried as Adults for All Future Offenses?(2011)

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‘Once an Adult/Always an Adult’ provisions say that if a juvenile’s delinquency proceeding originated in or was transferred to criminal court then he or she is forever excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction. This brief report highlights state variations in these provisions, updated for 2011. Currently, 33 states have once an adult/always an adult provision.