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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 19901999 (FS 200304) September 2003
2 page(s)
C. Puzzanchera
Presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1990 and 1999. These estimates are based on data from nearly 2,000 jurisdictions, representing 70 percent of the U.S. juvenile population (youth age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each state). Fifty-seven percent of delinquency cases handled in 1999 were handled formally; that is, a petition was filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing. This Fact Sheet is based on the forthcoming Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1999. Available online only.