Juveniles charged with crimes face unique challenges. They also have the opportunity for unique resolutions of their charges. This is because the Washington State legislature has determined that the goals and treatment of juvenile prosecution should differ from those pursued with adults. There are many reasons to treat juveniles differently. One is because the possibility of reform is greater. Another is that young people are physiologically different than adults. There is increasing data on the development of the adolescent brain, and a growing perception that young people are not capable of understanding the consequences of their actions the way adults can. For this reason, treating them differently is moral, because juveniles might not be capable of meeting the same standards as adults. It is also practical, because through rehabilitative measures they could still become productive members of society. Juveniles need an attorney who understands their unique situation. Jeff relates to young people, and knows the juvenile justice system.