In Massachusetts Juvenile Court it has what is called an “Original Jurisdiction” over a “Delinquent Child” over “Youthful Offender.” It is a bit more complicated, but the idea behind youthful offenders are more similar to felonies such as if someone was an adult, where they would be punishable by going to prison and a state prison which could be a felony.  For someone who had been previously committed to DYS; which is what people call it is the kidney jail, but not really committed an offense which involves an infliction of a threat or serious bodily harm; or some other firearm offense. There are some other definitions of that as well, but that is part of it.