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Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system

OJJDP supports efforts to better understand the characteristics and experiences of Hispanic/Latino youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system through special analysis and dissemination of general population information, as well as subnational information about Hispanic arrests and juvenile court cases. Visit the Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system section to learn more.

Racial and Ethnic Fairness

Established in 1974 and most recently authorized in 2002, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) requires states participating in OJJDPs Formula Grants program to examine potential disproportionate minority representation at key decision points within the justice continuum. Visit the racial and ethnic fairness section to find out about disproportionality at various stages of the justice system, including arrest, juvenile court, and residential placement.

State Juvenile Justice Profile

The State Juvenile Justice Profiles provide state level data on a variety of juvenile justice indicators, including population characteristics, juveniles as victims, juvenile arrest rates, and juveniles in corrections. Users can quickly find these data for each state and even compare among states.


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