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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010
Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010
June 10, 2014
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2010. The number of juvenile cases waived to criminal court peaked in 1994 at 13,100 cases, more than double the number of cases waived in 1985. In 2010, juvenile courts...More
Juvenile Arrests 2011
Juvenile Arrests 2011
February 27, 2014
OJJDP has released Juvenile Arrests 2011. This bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Using UCR data that local law enforcement agencies across the country provide, the FBI prepares its annual Crime in the United States report, which summarizes crimes known to the police and arrests made during the reporting calendar year....More
Seen, Heard, and Engaged: A Process Evaluation for Children in Court Programs
Seen, Heard, and Engaged: A Process Evaluation for Children in Court Programs
November 4, 2013
This technical assistance bulletin provides guidance for Youth in Court programs in evaluating protocols and processes. It is a companion to the Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings publication released in 2012. For courts that have implemented or are considering implementing a Youth in Court protocol, this technical assistance brief includes useful information on the...More
NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge
NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge
July 31, 2013
Research has conclusively demonstrated that court-involved children and adolescents present with extremely high rates of traumatic stress caused by their adverse life experiences. In the court setting, we may perceive these youth as inherently disrespectful, defiant, or antisocial, when, in fact, their disruptive behavior may be better understood in the context of traumatic stress disorders....More
Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities
Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities
January 1, 2012
Technical Assistance Brief: Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities provides an introduction for juvenile court personnel on the issues surrounding learning disabilities and providing useful information that may assist them in making decisions regarding youth who have a learning disability. Cost: $5.00 (Members)           $10.00 (Non-members) More
Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and Delinquency
Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and Delinquency
July 1, 2010
This bulletin was published by NCJFCJ in 2010 and is a valuable source of information for juvenile court judges. The Bulletin is broken down into ten key components that every juvenile judge should consider as they deal with youth in the juvenile justice system. More
The Lens of Implicit Bias
The Lens of Implicit Bias
June 1, 2009
This article looks at the bias with which people view the world, how that bias impacts decisions and how to reduce the implicit bias in our decision-making, in juvenile and family justice.  More
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. Two
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. Two
April 1, 2005
This program model and planning guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Volume Two  (Dispositional Court Hearing to Case Closure). The Guide addresses program challenges and topics that should be discussed and considered when dealing with youthful offenders and graduated sanctions from court disposition to case closure. The Guide may...More