Publications

Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
June 28, 2018
This is the third of three tools that make up the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project’s 3D Data Capacity Assessment. The assessment helps juvenile justice practitioners to strategically examine the data capacity of their juvenile justice system and reflect on their own use of data to inform decisions and drive improvements. This tool, Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement, focuses on...More
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation (Austin, Texas)
June 22, 2018
Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a growing and complex problem in the U.S. Juvenile and family court judges are in a unique position to assist victimized youth to ensure they receive necessary services to heal and recover from the trauma caused by DCST. To help train judges on this important issue, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking was created by the...More
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015
June 6, 2018
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile 884,900 delinquency cases and 100,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2015 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency and petitioned status cases between 2005 and 2015. The data used in this report were contributed to the Archive...More
5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
October 30, 2017
This brief, 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data, provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. It is the second in a series of briefs being developed by the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data...More
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
October 24, 2017
The impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior has garnered increasing attention as schools strive to develop more supportive academic environments that address the needs of at-risk youth and facilitate continued academic engagement. Few events outside the classroom have as profound an impact on multiple domains of student development as traumatic life experiences. Traumatic events...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Vol. 5, No. 2
October 23, 2017
The next issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download. This issue covers the following topics: Are Black youths living on the street particularly vulnerable to being stopped and searched by the police? Are dark-skinned Blacks especially likely to be imprisoned? Why are girls in bail court perceived to be more likely to be in need of ‘treatment’ than boys?...More
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships
October 23, 2017
Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) have trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school-based behaviors. The NCJFCJ has provided technical assistance to communities seeking to...More
Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings
Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings
August 16, 2017
In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings outlines key principles and research on adolescent development that judges should consider and integrate at each stage of a child's...More
Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)
August 16, 2017
In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE), provides guidance on working with youth or other juvenile court participants that identify as...More
5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data
July 24, 2017
Judges use information every day to inform decisions about individuals or cases, but not all judges apply that same information to making decisions about the practices in their courtroom or jurisdiction. For example, judges use information about an individual youth’s educational status to determine appropriate services for that youth, but may not compile education data for all court-involved...More