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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-183: Definitions


3. As used in this act:

a. "Commission" means the Juvenile Justice Commission in, but not of, the Department of Law and Public Safety established pursuant to P.L.1995, c.284 (C.52:17B-169 et seq.).

b. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

c. "Juvenile offender" means a person at least 14 years old at the time of disposition who has been adjudicated delinquent for an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime, excluding an adjudication for any act which would constitute a crime of the first degree or a crime under chapter 14 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

d. "Youthful offender" means a person between 18 and 30 years of age who has been convicted of a crime, excluding any person convicted of:

(1) a crime of the first degree;

(2) a crime under chapter 14 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes;

(3) a crime which requires the imposition of a mandatory term of imprisonment without eligibility for parole, unless the person has less than one year of the mandatory portion of the sentence remaining; or

(4) a crime of the second degree under any of the following: N.J.S.2C:11-4, N.J.S.2C:12-1, N.J.S.2C:13-1, N.J.S.2C:15-1, N.J.S.2C:18-2 or N.J.S.2C:39-4 for possession of a weapon with the purpose of using it unlawfully against the person of another.

L.1995,c.330,s.3; amended 1997, c.55.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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