The Attorney General of West Virginia, in a recently released opinion, takes the position that the child welfare provisions of the West Virginia Code, as amended, do not preclude criminal prosecution of juveniles in the circuit courts or other courts having criminal jurisdiction. The importance of the opinion and its possible effect on the future handling of criminal charges against juveniles require a close examination of the juvenile court provisions of the Code and the cases interpreting them.
L. L. P.,
"Exclusive" Jurisdiction of the Juvenile Courts,
W. Va. L. Rev.
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