The frequency of young kids committing horrendous crimes has been on a steady rise for the past couple of decades. This has brought up a very controversial. Juveniles Prosecuted in State Criminal Court Presents findings from the BJS National Survey of Prosecutors and other BJS statistical series, as well as data collected by the National Center for Juvenile Justice on juveniles proceeded against in . Some juvenile cases get transferred to adult criminal court through a process called a "waiver"—when a judge waives the protections that juvenile court provides. Usually, .