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5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data (NCJ 251032) July 2017
2 page(s)
Teri Deal, Andrew Wachter
Judges use information every day to inform decisions about individuals or cases, but not all judges apply that same information to making decisions about the practices in their courtroom or jurisdiction. Data collected in courtrooms every day can be aggregated and viewed differently to paint a picture of what is happening in that court and community. The OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Brief describes five important ways that judges can use data. The OJJDP Juvenile Justice Model Data Project aims to enhance the quality and consistency of juvenile justice information and to increase its appropriate use in policy and practice decisions by providing guidance to states and jurisdictions on data improvements.