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Juvenile Population Characteristics
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Data Snapshot

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New resources have been added to the SBB:

  • The latest Juvenile Court Statistics report, a product of the National Juvenile Court Data Archive is now available.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement to document trends and characteristics of youth in residential placement.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive to document the workload of the nation's juvenile courts.
  • Two new FAQs documenting the characteristics and trends in teen dating violence reported by high school students were added to the Juvenile as Victims section.

The following SBB resources have recently been updated:


Did you know
Juvenile court authority over a youth for dispositional purposes in delinquency matters may extend beyond the upper age of original jurisdiction. [Read more]

Most states have multiple ways to impose adult sanctions on offenders of juvenile age. [Read more]

Learn more about juvenile justice system structure & process.
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Snapshot of delinquency cases in juvenile court, 2019
Snapshot of delinquency cases in juvenile court, 2019

Tools For You

Data analysis and dissemination tools available through the Statistical Briefing Book give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics. These tools allow users to create national, state, and county tables on juvenile populations, arrests, court cases, and custody populations.

Learn more about OJJDP's data analysis tools.


Vision and Mission

Vision Statement
OJJDP envisions a nation where our children are free from crime and violence. If they come into contact with the justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them.

Mission Statement
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to youth delinquency and victimization. The Office helps states, localities, and tribes develop effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that create safer communities and empower youth to lead productive lives.

 

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