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Juvenile Justice System Structure and Process

The juvenile justice system has undergone significant modifications during the last 30 years. This section describes the system, focusing on structure and process features that relate to delinquency and status offense matters. (more...)

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the juvenile justice system. (more...)

Case Flow Diagram
See a visual depiction of how cases typically move through the juvenile justice system. (more....)

Related Publications
Consult OJJDP publications that present information related to juvenile justice system structure and process. These publications provide valuable background information and context for the statistics presented in the Briefing Book. (more…)

In addition, OJJDP publishes an annual Juvenile Court Statistics report and a series of related fact sheets that analyze the flow of cases through the juvenile justice system. These publications, which are derived from data contributed by courts to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, can be accessed through the Statistical Briefing Book page on Juveniles in Court: Related Publications.


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