Definition of youth court in English:

youth court

noun

  • A court of law responsible for the trial of young offenders, (in the UK) replacing the former juvenile courts.

    • ‘The 16-year-old suspect is due to appear in a youth court on 3 June.’
    • ‘She will return to the youth court for crown court committal.’
    • ‘A youth court was told she ‘nearly passed out’ when she returned home in Clacton from hospital.’
    • ‘Magistrates were told the other teenager involved in the fight would be dealt with in the youth court.’
    • ‘The facelift coincides with changes in the youth court system which give the magistrates more options to stop offenders getting into further trouble.’
    • ‘A police spokeswoman said she would be appearing before a youth court in Stevenage on Wednesday.’
    • ‘They are due to appear before Lancaster Magistrates youth court next Tuesday, August 26.’
    • ‘Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with criminal damage and have been bailed to appear at Salford youth court tomorrow.’
    • ‘The national youth court movement helps students define their own ideas about right and wrong.’
    • ‘The Haslingden teenager had earlier admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and had been sentenced by Rossendale youth court.’
    • ‘Yesterday, Newbury youth court heard that the youngster was almost twice the legal limit when she took her father's Vauxhall Corsa after gulping back bottles of strong lager and vodka-based drink at a family party in Swindon.’
    • ‘At Hereford youth court the boy pleaded guilty to breaches of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.’
    • ‘Two of the Jeep occupants were juveniles who earlier pled guilty in youth court and were sentenced to two years in custody and a year's house arrest.’
    • ‘One of the shop burglaries was carried out shortly after the youth court put him under a curfew order as a punishment for other offences.’
    • ‘The York youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before the city's youth court and admitted causing actual bodily harm.’
    • ‘He had been in the youth court four times in the past for minor offences.’
    • ‘The adults will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on January 14 and the juveniles will appear at the city's youth court the following day.’
    • ‘The separated couple blamed stress and drink for the problems of their 15-year-old son after they were given three-month parenting orders by York youth court to help them stop him getting into trouble again.’
    • ‘The law hasn't changed our youth court's ways, according to insiders.’
    • ‘In most cases the appropriate place of trial will be the youth court.’

Pronunciation:

youth court

/ˈjuːθkɔːt/