||Has the juvenile courts' handling of delinquency cases changed?
||Following the increased use of formal processing, the proportion of delinquency cases that resulted in adjudication or waiver grew moderately between 1985 and 2017.
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- In 2017, youth were adjudicated delinquent or waived to criminal court in nearly one-third (31%) of all delinquency cases referred to juvenile court.
- Between 1985 and 2017, the proportion of delinquency cases resulting in adjudication or waiver ranged from 29% to 36%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/qa06402.asp?qaDate=2017.
Released on April 23, 2019.
Adapted from Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics
. Available on-line at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/
Data Source: National Juvenile Court Data Archive. National Center for Juvenile Justice. Pittsburgh, PA.
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