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Burglary Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
Fact Sheet, May 2002. Discusses the burglary caseload handled by juvenile courts between 1989 and 1998. 2 pages. FS 200208.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
Report, April 2009. Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, which includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
Report, April 2009. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
Report, April 2009. Provides practical advice on how to set up a performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, plan data collection activities, and use the data generated through the performance measurement process to plan reforms. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
Report, April 2009. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. 324 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User’s Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
Report, April 2009. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Delays in Youth Justice
Bulletin: Justice Research Series, February 2014. This bulletin reviews a research effort in juvenile case processing that looked at two information sources, a nationwide sample of counties and an indepth investigation of three Midwestern courts. 5 pages. NCJ 237149.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
Fact Sheet, June 2010. Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2007 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 4 pages. NCJ 230168.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
Fact Sheet, October 2012. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. 4 pages. NCJ 239081
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
Fact Sheet: National Report Series, February 2014. This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 4 pages. NCJ 243041.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1991
Fact Sheet, April 1994. Presents statistics related to delinquency cases processed by U.S. juvenile courts in 1991, highlighting various aspects of such cases, including gender, age, race, detention, intake, waiver, and adjudication and disposition. 2 pages. FS 9418.
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2007
Fact Sheet, June 2010. Presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2007. Available online only. 4 pages. NCJ 230167.
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009
Fact Sheet, October 2012. This fact sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2009. In 2009, juvenile courts waived an estimated 7,600 delinquency cases, 45 percent fewer than in 1994. 4 pages. NCJ 239080
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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010
Fact Sheet: National Report Series, February 2014. This 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. 4 pages. NCJ 243042.
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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent Behavior
Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, December 2013. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. 16 pages. NCJ 238276.
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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1986-1995
Fact Sheet, June 1998. Presents national data on delinquency cases involving drug law violations handled in juvenile courts. 2 pages. FS 9881.
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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1985-1994
Fact Sheet, February 1997. Presents national data on delinquency cases involving drug law violations handled in juvenile courts. 2 pages. FS 9753.
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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1990-1999
Fact Sheet, September 2003. Provides data on delinquency cases involving drug offenses between 1990 and 1999. Available online only. 2 pages. FS 200308.
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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1989–1998
Fact Sheet, September 2001. Presents national data on delinquency cases involving drug law violations handled in juvenile courts. 2 pages. FS 200136.
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Bulletin, July 2010. Examines the effects of the Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 on the prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases. 12 pages. NCJ 228631.
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Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing
Bulletin: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, March 2000. Presents the necessary elements to develop and maintain an interagency information-sharing program to be used by representatives from juvenile courts, probation, social services, education, law enforcement, prosecution, and other juvenile justice partners who serve at-risk and delinquent youth. 16 pages. NCJ 178281.
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
Portable Guide: Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse Series, March 2000; revised from November 1998. Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. 28 pages. NCJ 170020.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
Fact Sheet, April 1998. Summarizes OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants program, which provides funds to states and local units of government to help them build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. 2 pages. FS 9876.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
Report, May 2010. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2007 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007 by more than 2,100 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 158 pages. NCJ 230105.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
Report, July 2012. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. 152 pages. NCJ 239114.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Report, June 2013. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2010. 116 pages. NCJ 244080.
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
NCJFCJ Report, July 2005. Provides a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of OJJDP. NCJ 210606.
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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2007
Fact Sheet, June 2010. Presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2007. Available online only. 2 pages. NCJ 230170.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010. Features a a lead article on the National Symposium on Indigent Defense. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country; the third annual Blueprints Conference promoting evidence-based programs to prevent youth violence; and the upcoming Internet Crimes Against Children Conference. Available online only. NCJ 229711.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
Newsletter, March/April 2013. This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in March 2013; and more. NCJ 241367.
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An Overview of the JAIBG Program
Fact Sheet, April 2001. Describes OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants program, which is designed to strengthen the juvenile justice system, therefore promoting greater accountability among youth involved in the system. 2 pages. FS 200109.
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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
Fact Sheet, June 2010. Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. Available online only. 2 pages. NCJ 230169.
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Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
Fact Sheet, August 1996. Describes OJJDP's Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program, which seeks to improve public safety by involving those who work in law enforcement, prosecution, education, probation, corrections, and social services in a cooperative process to share information and manage juvenile justice cases. 2 pages. FS 9635.
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Working Together to Stop the Prostitution of Children Videoconference
Videotape/DVD: OJJDP Teleconference Series, December 2003. This videoconference, which originally aired on December 11, 2003, examined the challenges faced by policymakers, juvenile justice officials, and other youth service professionals who are concerned with the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. Videotape: NCJ 203280. DVD: NCJ 212279.
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