line Acknowledgments

This Report is a product of the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, which is funded by grants to the National Center for Juvenile Justice from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice. Joseph Moone is the OJJDP Program Manager for the project.

The entire staff of the National Juvenile Court Data Archive contributes to the collection and processing of the data presented in this Report:

Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D., former Project Manager
Terrence A. Finnegan, Senior Computer Programmer
Jennifer Kennedy, Research Assistant Intern
Eileen Poe-Yamagata, Research Analyst
Rowen S. Poole, Computer Programmer
Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst
Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D., Project Director
Anne L. Stahl, Manager of Data Collection
Dennis P. Sullivan, Data Analyst
Nancy Tierney, Administrative Assistant

Advisers to the Archive are Linda Bender, Pennsylvania Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research; Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University; Carol Burgess, Maricopa County Juvenile Court; David Farrington, Cambridge University; Daniel Kasprzyk, National Center for Education Statistics; and Malcolm Klein, University of Southern California. Their support and involvement are deeply appreciated.

Juvenile Court Statistics would not be possible were it not for the State and local agencies that take the time each year to honor our requests for data and documentation. The following agencies contributed case-level data or court-level aggregate statistics for this Report:

Alabama -- Alabama Department of Youth Services.

Alaska -- Alaska Court System.

Arizona -- Supreme Court of Arizona and the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center.

Arkansas -- Administrative Office of the Courts.

California -- Judicial Council of California and the following county probation departments: Alameda, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Ventura.

Colorado -- Colorado Judicial Department.

Connecticut -- Chief Court Administrator’s Office.

Delaware -- Family Court of the State of Delaware.

District of Columbia -- District of Columbia Superior Court.

Florida -- Department of Juvenile Justice.

Georgia -- Administrative Office of the Courts, Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Hawaii -- The Judiciary, Administrative Office of the Courts.

Idaho -- Administrative Office of the Courts.

Illinois -- Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Division, and the Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Division.

Indiana -- Division of State Court Administration.

Iowa -- State Court Administrator.

Kansas -- Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Kentucky -- Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

Louisiana -- Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Maine -- Administrative Office of the Courts.

Maryland -- Department of Juvenile Justice.

Massachusetts -- Administrative Office of the Courts.

Michigan -- State Court Administrative Office.

Minnesota -- Minnesota Supreme Court Information System.

Mississippi -- Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services.

Missouri -- Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services.

Montana -- Board of Crime Control and the Office of Court Administration.

Nebraska -- Nebraska Crime Commission.

Nevada -- Nevada Association of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.

New Hampshire -- New Hampshire Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts.

New Jersey -- Adinistrative Office of the Courts.

New Mexico -- Children, Youth and Families Department.

New York -- Office of Court Administration and the State of New York, Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.

North Carolina -- Administrative Office of the Courts.

North Dakota -- Supreme Court, Office of State Court Administrator.

Ohio -- Supreme Court of Ohio and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Division.

Oregon -- Judicial Department.

Pennsylvania -- Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

Rhode Island -- Administrative Office of State Courts and Rhode Island Family Court.

South Carolina -- Department of Juvenile Justice.

South Dakota -- Unified Judicial System.

Tennessee -- Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Texas -- Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and Criminal Justice Policy Council.

Utah -- Utah Administrative Office of the Courts.

Vermont -- Supreme Court of Vermont, Office of the Court Administrator.

Virginia -- Department of Family and Youth Services.

Washington -- Office of the Administrator for the Courts.

West Virginia -- Juvenile Justice Committee.

Wyoming -- Supreme Court of Wyoming, Court Coordinator’s Office.

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line Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, May 1998