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10/25/16
Publication
Judicially-led Responses to the School Pathways to the Juvenile J…

The zero tolerance policies that were adopted by many local and state education agencies in the 1990s ┬áhad the unintended effect of unnecessarily introducing low-risk youth to the juvenile justice system for disruptive behaviors that…

08/01/16
Bench Card
Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceed…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, this information card highlights due process and the right to counsel; ethical standards; and key elements of ensuring meaningful access to counsel for juveniles at the initial…

06/06/16
Report
Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate…

Many schools across the United States have enacted zero-tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation

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…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Juvenile Competency Procedures

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…

09/11/15
Brief
Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justi…

It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This…

09/10/15
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013

Juvenile Court Statistics 2013 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases and 109,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2013 by U.S. courts with…

08/12/15
Publication
A Trauma Primer for Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention Sta…

Juvenile justice probation and detention workers play an important role in helping system-involved youth and families navigate justice and social service systems; achieving goals of accountability, competency, and community safety; and promoting safety, self-determination, and…

04/24/15
Report
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010

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…

04/24/15
Report
Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010

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…

12/22/14
Report
Assessing Parental Engagement in Juvenile Court Hearings

Research indicates that engaged parents are more likely to attend hearings, visit with their children and comply with their case plan, which increases likelihood of reunification. However, engaging parents in the dependency court process is…

10/27/14
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011

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…