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Manner of Handling
Q: Has the juvenile courts' handling of delinquency cases changed?
A: Following the increased use of formal processing, the proportion of delinquency cases that resulted in adjudication or waiver grew moderately between 1985 and 2013.
Manner of handling profile for delinquency cases, 1985-2013
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  • In 2013, youth were adjudicated delinquent or waived to criminal court in nearly one-third (31%) of all delinquency cases referred to juvenile court.
  • Between 1985 and 2013, the proportion of delinquency cases resulting in adjudication or waiver ranged from 29% to 36%.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/qa06402.asp?qaDate=2013. Released on April 27, 2015.

Adapted from Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics. Available on-line at: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/.

Data Source: National Juvenile Court Data Archive. National Center for Juvenile Justice. Pittsburgh, PA.


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