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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and Family Court Judges
June 15, 2016
This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), prepared as part of a project jointly funded under an interagency agreement (IAA) between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and...More
Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
June 6, 2016
Many schools across the United States have enacted zero tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively minor infractions, will create safer schools. However, zero tolerance policy is said to have contributed to increased number of disciplinary...More
A Trauma Primer for Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention Staff
October 8, 2015
Juvenile justice probation and detention workers play an important role in helping system-involved youth and families navigate justice and social service systems; achieving goals of accountability, competency, and community safety; and promoting safety, self-determination, and social connectedness as conditions of healing. In doing this work, juvenile probation and detention staff are also...More
Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justice System
September 11, 2015
It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This technical assistance brief describes how one treatment approach, a Brief Intervention, can be utilized for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Authored by Ken C....More
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013
September 9, 2015
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases and 109,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2013 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2013 and in status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2013. The data used...More
U.S. Age Boundaries of Delinquency
August 13, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 8th in a series that distills knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The publication summarizes the results of an analysis of 2014 juvenile statutes for U.S. age boundaries of delinquency, and compares upper, lower, and extended ages of original juvenile court jurisdiction for...More
Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data
August 6, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 5th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from an online search for available juvenile defense data. This publication highlights the limited amount of data available, suggests possible reasons...More
Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation
August 6, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 6th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The authors organize results from an online search for available state-level recidivism reports. Most reports located focused on juvenile correction populations, but 14 reports were reviewed that...More
Systems Integration: Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
August 6, 2015
The National Center for Juvenile Justice conducted a semi-structured survey of the state-level efforts to coordinate information and practice during the winter of 2014. This four page publication presents the results through the lens of how centralized or decentralized the social service systems are in the respective states. The publication is part of a series previewing and supporting...More
Juvenile Competency Procedures
August 6, 2015
This is the 1st in a new series intended to support National Center for Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. The first StateScan publication released for the project addresses state policy (as determined in juvenile justice statutes) governing determinations for a youth’s competency to stand trial in delinquency matters. This...More

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