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youthful offender

noun
1.
a young delinquent, especially a first offender, usually from 14 to 21 years old, whom the court tries to correct and guide rather than to punish as a criminal.
Also, youth offender.
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  • Any part of a sentence of a youthful offender served before placement in boot camp may not be counted toward program completion.
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