Publications

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
Research Report: Exploring Outcomes Related to Parent Representation in Mississippi
May 4, 2015
The U.S. Constitution does not grant parents a right to legal counsel in the juvenile dependency system. However, most states have created statutes that provide parents with legal representation in juvenile dependency cases. Currently, Mississippi is the only state with no provision for legal counsel for indigent parents. In 2012, a pilot program supported by Casey Family Programs was implemented...More
StateScan: Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Services
April 22, 2015
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the NCJFCJ's research division, has released a new StateScan publication that describes the landscape of standardized mental health screening in juvenile justice. This StateScan publication is the fourth in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.org). The...More
When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved Their Handling of Dual-Status Cases
April 21, 2015
The National Center for Juvenile Justice, the NCJFCJ's research division, has released the first in a new series of case-study publications supporting themes explored in the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics website (JJGPS.org). When Systems Collaborate provides case studies of three jurisdictions that coordinate information and services for youth who are involved in...More
Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
April 3, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma consultation (also known as a "trauma audit"), and how such a consultation can help courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. Based on work with...More
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings
March 31, 2015
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings, written by Sarah Hockenberry, Research Associate; Melissa Sickmund, Director; and Anthony Sladky, Senior Computer Programmer of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the NCJFCJ. This bulletin presents findings from the 2012...More
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
October 27, 2014
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2011 and in status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2011. The data...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth - Vol. 2, No. 2
October 9, 2014
This sixth issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download.  This issue covers the following topics: Are members of minority groups who come into contact with the police more likely to be arrested than white suspects? Can a pre-school program for disadvantaged children show benefits 40 years later? Are serious delinquents likely to persist in offending after...More