Publications

When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved Their Handling of Dual-Status Cases
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
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
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
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
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
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective
September 23, 2014
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective, written by NCJFCJ Past President Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.), is a new publication made possible by the generous support of Casey Family Programs and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. From the Foreword by the NCJFCJ Past President Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court:   “… Two goals of this book are to encourage judges and...More
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practice Guide
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practice Guide
September 12, 2014
The NCJFCJ has published this guide as part of a larger project addressing school discipline referrals to the juvenile justice system. The project aims to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school based behaviors through the establishment and collaboration of judicially led court/school partnerships. The practice guide is intended to provide the multi-system...More
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: The Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: The Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools
August 30, 2014
The NCJFCJ has published a Technical Assistance Bulletin on the School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: A Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools as part of a larger project addressing school discipline referrals to the juvenile justice system. The project aims to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school based behaviors through the establishment...More
OJJDP Bulletin: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
OJJDP Bulletin: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
August 27, 2014
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011. The bulletin, written by National Center for Juvenile Justice's (NCJJ) Sarah Hockenberry, Research Associate, with assistance from Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., Director of NCJJ, presents information from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, conducted by the U.S....More
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
June 10, 2014
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (61 percent) and, from 1997 through 2010, the delinquency caseload dropped 27 percent. Juvenile courts handled 17 percent more cases...More