|Probation as a Court Disposition
||How many delinquency cases receive probation as the most restrictive disposition?
||Probation was ordered in 51% of the nearly 552,000 delinquency cases that received a juvenile court sanction in 2017.
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- In 2017, an estimated 283,600 delinquency cases resulted in a term of probation - 23% below the the number of cases placed on probation in 1985.
- Adjudicated delinquency cases accounted for 55% (155,500) of all delinquency cases placed on probation in 2017. In the remaining delinquency cases, the youth agreed to some form of voluntary or informal probation.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/probation/qa07102.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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