RESEARCH Serv., RL30822, Juvenile Delinquents and Federal Criminal Law: The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act and Relates Matters 3 (2004), citing 18 U.S.C.
But see Attorney General of Georgia, Unofficial Opinion 2012-2 (June 14, 2012), available at http://law.ga.gov/opinion/2012-2-0 (last visited May 6, 2015) (concluding that the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act provides authority for Columbia County, Georgia, to assume jurisdiction over matters of juvenile delinquency occurring on Fort Gordon military installation, an exclusive federal legislative jurisdiction, except where the federal government exercises jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C.
(29) The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act defines a juvenile as "a person who has not attained his eighteenth birthday, or for the purpose of proceedings and disposition under this chapter ...
The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act is a federal response to the idea that delinquent juveniles should not be subject to the harshness of adult criminal prosecutions and are more amenable to rehabilitative treatment.
Smith, Comment, Interpreting "Prior Record" Under the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act, 67 U.