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children, delinquent:

see juvenile delinquencyjuvenile delinquency,
legal term for behavior of children and adolescents that in adults would be judged criminal under law. In the United States, definitions and age limits of juveniles vary, the maximum age being set at 14 years in some states and as high as 21 years in others.
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The state will pay for the remaining seven programs, which include Medicaid and Medicare payments, cash grants and medical expenses for the elderly and disabled and residential care and other services provided by the state to abused and neglected children, delinquents and Children in Need of Services.
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