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07/24/19
Report
Trends and Characteristics of Youth in Residential Placement, 201…

NCJJ and OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic (e.g., juveniles in residential placement, characteristics of…

07/23/19
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2017

Juvenile Court Statistics 2017 presents data on delinquency and status offense cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2017. National estimates are presented on 818,900 delinquency cases and 87,900 petitioned status offense cases handled…

05/14/19
Report
Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evalua…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (TJIDCST) in Houston, Texas from September 18-19, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Eva…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) in Portland, Oregon from August 15-18, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Fol…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted five National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) between 2014 and 2017 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the…

05/01/19
Report
Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in…

NCJJ and OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic (e.g., juveniles in residential placement, characteristics of…

04/24/19
Report
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This bulletin presents statistics on girls’ involvement in the juvenile justice system from arrest through residential placement. The findings show that arrests involving girls fell by more than 50 percent between 2006 and 2015. Moreover,…

03/24/19
Report
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2016

This fact sheet presents national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2016 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005. In 2016, juvenile courts in the United States handled 850,500 delinquency cases that involved…

02/28/19
Report
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2016: Selected Findings

OJJDP has released “Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2016: Selected Findings.” This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP’s Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), a biennial survey that collects information about facilities in which youth charged with or…

01/14/19
Report
Arrest Characteristics of Older Juveniles and Young Adults

This Data Snapshot focuses on the characteristics of arrests of older juveniles (ages 15 to 17) and young adults and compares arrest rate trends between 1980 and 2017.

01/11/19
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Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines

The NCJFCJ announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases. Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving…

12/24/18
Report
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2015

This fact sheet presents national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2015 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005. In 2015, juvenile courts in the United States handled 884,900 delinquency cases that involved…