Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A National Report, National Center for Juvenile Justice (August, ). Cases that progress through the system may result in adjudication and court-ordered supervision or out-of-home placement, or may result in transfer for criminal (adult) prosecution. Id. Today, virtually every juvenile offender who has a past criminal history, or is arrested for a violent crime like rape or murder, is tried in an adult court. Should Juvenile Offenders be Charged in Adult Courts? The trend began in the s, when virtually every state expanded the rules under which juvenile offenders could be charged as adults. 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 .