Juvenile courts

You learned about the history of juveniles in the court systems and the various ways in which the court attempts to address juvenile delinquency. For this discussion, begin by reviewing this module’s article regarding the principle of parents patriae and juvenile court systems. Next, consider these issues within the context of the purpose and goals of the juvenile court system. 
For this discussion activity, use what you have learned about the juvenile court system and parents patriae to determine if juvenile court systems should be retained in the American Court system. Specifically, address the following issues in your response: 
Should the role of the courts be paternalistic or rehabilitative when addressing juvenile delinquency? Are juvenile courts effective in reducing juvenile crime? Would you retain juvenile courts or instead, refer all juvenile offenders to adult court systems? Explain your decision.