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Alabama

    Source: Alabama Department of Youth Services
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Alaska

    Source: Alaska Court System
    Mode: 1996 Annual Report
    Data:
    1. Total figures are children’s matters dispositions. They include delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases for fiscal year 1996.
    2. The majority of juvenile cases are processed at the superior court level. The following district courts also handled and reported children’s matters in fiscal year 1996: Cordova, Craig, Dillingham, Glennallen, Naknek, Seward, Tok, and Unalaska.

Arizona

    Source: Supreme Court of Arizona, Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: The Arizona Courts Data Book 1996 General Jurisdiction
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitions filed.
    2. Status figures are petitions filed.

Arizona: Maricopa County

    Source: Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center (delinquency and status cases) and the Supreme Court of Arizona, Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Arkansas

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

California

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed. The AOC supplied dependency figures for all counties, including those counties that independently provided their automated delinquency and status offense data to NCJJ.

California: Alameda County

    Source: Alameda County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Kings County

    Source: Kings County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Los Angeles County

    Source: Los Angeles County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Orange County

    Source: Orange County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: San Bernardino County

    Source: San Bernardino County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: San Diego County

    Source: San Diego County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: San Francisco County

    Source: San Francisco County Juvenile Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: San Joaquin County

    Source: San Joaquin County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Santa Barbara County

    Source: Santa Barbara County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Santa Clara County

    Source: Santa Clara County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Santa Cruz County

    Source: Santa Cruz County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Stanislaus County

    Source: Stanislaus County Probation Department (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

California: Ventura County

    Source: Correction Services Agency (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Colorado

    Source: Colorado Judicial Department
    Mode: FY 1996 Annual Report: Statistical Supplement
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned case filings for fiscal year 1996. They include delinquency and status offense cases.
    2. Status figures were reported with delinquency cases.

Connecticut

    Source: Chief Court Administrator’s Office
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Juvenile venue districts established by the State report data.

Delaware

    Source: Court Administrator, Family Court, Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Statistical page sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Total figures are petitioned and nonpetitioned delinquency and petitioned dependency filings received in fiscal year 1996.
    2. There is no statute on status offenders in this State; therefore, the court handles no status offense cases.

District of Columbia

    Source: District of Columbia Superior Court
    Mode: JCS survey form
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed. They include status offenses and interstate compact figures.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Florida

    Source: Department of Juvenile Justice
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed. They represent only those cases disposed by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Cases disposed by the Florida Network, the Department of Juvenile Justice’s major contracted provider of CINS/FINS centralized intake, are not included in these figures.
    3. The figures represent the number of cases disposed by Intake during 1996, which captures only those disposed cases reported to the Department of Children and Family Services by caseworkers correctly completing and submitting a “Client Information Form–CINS/FINS and Delinquency Intake.” The Department of Children and Family Services, having a broad range of operations, reports information on other childcare services not part of the typical juvenile court system. Therefore, the number of nonpetitioned cases may appear higher and fluctuate more than those reported by other information systems that report only juvenile court activity.
    4. Florida reported its data by Department of Children and Family Services districts. Therefore, these districts were used as the reporting area. The following is a list of counties within districts. District 1: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton. District 2: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington. District 3: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union. District 4: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns. District 5: Pasco and Pinellas. District 6: Hillsborough and Manatee. District 7: Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. District 8: Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota. District 9: Palm Beach. District 10: Broward. District 11: Dade and Monroe. District 12: Flagler and Volusia. District 13: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter. District 14: Hardee, Highlands, and Polk. District 15: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie.
    5. On October 1, 1994, Juvenile Justice separated from the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services to become the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Georgia

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are the number of children disposed with a petition for calendar year 1996.
    2. Status figures are the number of children disposed with a petition for calendar year 1996.
    3. Dependency figures are the number of children disposed with a petition for calendar year 1996.
    4. Delinquency, status, and dependency figures may include a small percentage of children disposed without a petition.

Hawaii

    Source: The Judiciary
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Idaho

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Idaho Courts 1996 Annual Report Appendix
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed. They include status offense cases.
    2. Status figures are reported with delinquency cases.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Illinois

    Source: Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Division
    Mode: 1996 Probation Statistics
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are the number of petitions filed.
    2. Status figures are the number of petitions filed. Minor requiring authoritative intervention (MRAI) and truancy counts were summed to determine status figures.
    3. Dependency figures are the number of petitions filed. Neglect/abuse and dependency counts were summed to determine dependency figures.

Illinois: Cook County

    Source: Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Division (delinquency and status cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Indiana

    Source: Division of State Court Administration
    Mode: 1996 Indiana Judicial Report, Volume II
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are petitioned cases disposed.

Iowa

    Source: State Court Administrator
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are the number of petitions.
    3. Dependency figures are the number of petitions.
    4. Iowa reported its data by judicial district. The following is a list of counties within judicial districts. District 1: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek. District 2: Boone, Bremer, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Marshall, Mitchell, Pocahontas, Sac, Story, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. District 3: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury. District 4: Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. District 5: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Polk, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Warren, and Wayne. District 6: Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Tama. District 7: Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott. District 8: Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Monroe, Poweshiek, Van Buren, Wapello, and
    Washington.

Kansas

    Source: Kansas Bureau of Investigation
    Mode: JCS survey form
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are petitioned cases disposed and include dependency/neglect petition figures.
    3. Data for 1996 are incomplete due to reporting difficulties at the county level.

Kentucky

    Source: Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Louisiana

    Source: Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Louisiana
    Mode: 1996 Annual Report
    Data:
    1. Total figures are new cases filed in district court. They include petitioned and nonpetitioned delinquency, dependency, status offense, special proceeding, and traffic cases.
    2. Figures shown for Caddo, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes include juvenile felony and misdemeanor charges and status offense cases filed.

Maine

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: JCS survey form
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are all offenses committed by juveniles for fiscal year 1996 and include traffic cases and civil violations.
    2. Status offenses are not handled in the juvenile court system.
    3. The numbers for the district courts were summed to determine county figures. The following is a list of district courts within counties. Androscoggin: Lewiston and Livermore Falls. Aroostook: Caribou, Fort Kent, Houlton, Madawaska, Presque Isle, and Van Buren. Cumberland: Bridgton and Portland. Franklin: Farmington. Hancock: Bar Harbor and Ellsworth. Kennebec: Augusta and Waterville. Knox: Rockland. Lincoln: Wiscasset. Oxford: Rumford and S. Paris. Penobscot: Bangor, Lincoln, Millinocket, and Newport. Piscataquis: Dover-Foxcroft. Sagadahoc: Bath/ Brunswick. Somerset: Skowhegan. Waldo: Belfast. Washington: Calais and Machias. York: Biddeford, Springvale, and York.

Maryland

    Source: Department of Juvenile Justice
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Massachusetts

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Annual Report on the State of Massachusetts Court System, FY 1996
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are complaints disposed and include motor vehicle violations.
    2. Status figures are petitions disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.
    4. Figures for Briston, Hampden, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties are incomplete because the units of counts for the corresponding Juvenile Court Departments were not compatible with the rest of the courts’ unit of count. Essex County data are incomplete because the Amesbury district court data were not reported.
    5. Each defendant is counted as a single criminal case.

Michigan

    Source: State Court Administrative Office
    Mode: Automated data file and statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed for the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Barry, Bay, Cass, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Crawford, Emmet, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Huron, Isabella, Jackson, Lapeer, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Montmorency, Muskegon, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola.
    2. Delinquency figures for the remaining counties are petitions filed.
    3. Status figures are petitions filed.
    4. Dependency figures are petitions filed.

Minnesota

    Source: Minnesota Supreme Court Information System
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Mississippi

    Source: Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed. Only those dependency cases that came to the attention of the Office of Youth Services via court processing are included.

Missouri

    Source: Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Montana

    Source: Montana Board of Crime Control (petitioned and nonpetitioned cases) and Office of Court Administration (all reported cases)
    Mode: Automated data file (petitioned and nonpetitioned cases) and 1996 Annual Caseload Statistics Report (all reported cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Cascade county figures are petition dispositions. They include delinquency, status offense, dependency, and special proceedings cases. Due to the differing unit of count, these figures cannot be compared to those of the other counties.

Nebraska

    Source: Nebraska Crime Commission
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    4. In Douglas County, only those cases processed through the county attorney’s office (petitioned cases) were reported.

New Hampshire

    Source: New Hampshire Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitions filed.
    2. Status figures are petitions filed.
    3. Dependency figures are petitions filed.

New Jersey

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.

New Mexico

    Source: Children, Youth and Families Department
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are juvenile cases closed for fiscal year 1996.
    2. Status figures are juvenile cases closed for fiscal year 1996.
    3. Dependency figures are petitioned cases closed for fiscal year 1996.
    4. New Mexico reported its data by judicial district. The following is a list of counties within judicial districts. District 1: Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe. District 2: Bernalillo. District 3: Dona Ana. District 4: Guadalupe, Mora, and San Miguel. District 5: Chaves, Eddy, and Lea. District 6: Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna. District 7: Catron, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance. District 8: Colfax, Taos, and Union. District 9: Curry and Roosevelt. District 10: De Baca, Harding, and Quay. District 11: McKinley and San Juan. District 12: Lincoln and Otero. District 13: Cibola, Sandoval, and Valencia.

New York

    Source: Office of Court Administration (petitioned cases) and the State of New York, Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (nonpetitioned cases)
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ (petitioned cases) and JCS survey form (nonpetitioned cases)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.
    4. The petition information reflects data reported to the Office of Court Administration. It may not necessarily reflect the total number of cases processed through the court system.

North Carolina

    Source: Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are offenses alleged in juvenile petitions during fiscal year 1996.
    2. Status figures are offenses alleged in juvenile petitions during fiscal year 1996.
    3. Dependency figures are conditions alleged in juvenile petitions during fiscal year 1996. They include dependent, neglected, and abused conditions.

North Dakota

    Source: Supreme Court, Office of State Court Administrator
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Ohio

    Source: Supreme Court of Ohio
    Mode: Ohio Courts Summary, 1996
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petition terminations.
    2. Status figures are unruly petition terminations.
    3. Dependency figures include dependency, neglect, and abuse petition terminations.

Ohio: Cuyahoga County

    Source: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Division
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Oregon

    Source: Judicial Department
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Total figures are juvenile petitions filed. They include delinquency, status offense, dependency, special proceedings, and termination of parental rights cases.

Pennsylvania

    Source: Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status offenses in Pennsylvania are classified as dependency cases, which were not reported.
    3. Figures presented here do not match those found in the 1996 Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Disposition Report, due to differing units of count.

Rhode Island

    Source: Administrative Office of State Courts
    Mode: Report on the Judiciary 1996
    Data:
    1. Total figures are the number of wayward, delinquent, dependency, neglect, and abuse filings.
    2. The data were reported at the State level; no county breakdown was available.

South Carolina

    Source: Department of Juvenile Justice
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

South Dakota

    Source: Unified Judicial System
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Shannon County is an American Indian reservation that handles juvenile matters in the tribal court, which is not part of the State’s juvenile court system.

Tennessee

    Source: Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Texas

    Source: Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Utah

    Source: Utah Administrative Office of the Courts
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are cases disposed.

Vermont

    Source: Supreme Court of Vermont, Office of the Court Administrator
    Mode: Statistical pages sent to NCJJ
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are petitioned cases disposed.
    3. Dependency data are included in the status figures.

Virginia

    Source: Department of Family and Youth Services
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.
    3. Bedford City reports with Bedford County; Fairfax City reports with Fairfax County; South Boston City reports with Halifax County.
    4. Data for 1996 are incomplete due to reporting difficulties at the local level.

Washington

    Source: Office of the Administrator for the Courts
    Mode: Automated data file (delinquency and status) and Caseloads of the Courts of Washington 1996 (dependency)
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are petitioned and nonpetitioned cases disposed.
    2 Status figures are petitioned and nonpetitioned cases disposed.
    3. Dependency figures are petitioned cases disposed. They include dependency, termination of parent/child relationship, truancy, at-risk youth, and alternative residential placement cases.
    4. Wakiakum County reports with Pacific County; Garfield County reports with Asotin County; Franklin County reports with Benton County.
    5. King County reports only delinquency data that contribute to an individual’s criminal history record information.
    6. Differences in data entry practices among the juvenile courts may contribute to variations in the data.

West Virginia

    Source: West Virginia Juvenile Justice Committee
    Mode: Automated data file
    Data:
    1. Delinquency figures are cases disposed.
    2. Status figures are cases disposed.

Wyoming