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National Center for Juvenile Justice Updates Juvenile Justice GPS

June 8, 2015

National Center for Juvenile Justice The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) has released a new section of the Juvenile Justice GPS-Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics (JJGPS), an online resource funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This website features national and state information on state laws and juvenile justice practice to help chart system change. The new status offense issues section examines how states classify status offenders and includes a summary of status offenses in each state. This section also profiles national data on status offenses and trends data that states report on formal status offense cases referred to court.

A future section of the JJGPS website will address racial and ethnic fairness in juvenile justice.

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JJGPS is one of several strategies in support of juvenile justice reform through the Models for Change initiative.

NCJJ is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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