line Acknowledgments

This Report is a product of the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, which is funded by grants to the National Center for Juvenile Justice from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice. Janet Chiancone is the OJJDP Program Manager for the project.

The entire staff of the National Juvenile Court Data Archive contributes to the collection and processing of the data presented in this Report:

Terrence A. Finnegan, Senior Computer Programmer

Eileen Poe-Yamagata, Research Analyst

Rowen S. Poole, Computer Programmer

Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst

Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D., Project Director

Anne L. Stahl, Manager of Data Collection

Dennis P. Sullivan, Data Analyst

Nancy Tierney, Administrative Assistant

Advisers to the Archive are Linda Bender, Pennsylvania Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research; Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University; Carol Burgess, Maricopa County (AZ) Juvenile Court (retired); David Farrington, Cambridge University; Daniel Kasprzyk, National Center for Education Statistics; and Malcolm Klein, University of Southern California. Their support and involvement are deeply appreciated.

Juvenile Court Statistics would not be possible were it not for the State and local agencies that take the time each year to honor our requests for data and documentation. The following agencies contributed case-level data or court-level aggregate statistics for this report:

Alabama—Alabama Department of Youth Services.

Alaska—Alaska Court System.

Arizona—Supreme Court of Arizona and the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center.

Arkansas—Administrative Office of the Courts.

California—Judicial Council of California, the California Department of Justice, and the following county probation departments: Alameda, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, and Ventura.

Colorado—Colorado State Judicial Department.

Connecticut—Chief Court Administrator's Office.

Delaware—Family Court of the State of Delaware.

District of Columbia—District of Columbia Superior Court.

Florida—Department of Juvenile Justice.

Georgia—Administrative Office of the Courts, Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Hawaii—The Judiciary and the Family Court of the First Circuit.

Idaho—Idaho Supreme Court.

Illinois—Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Probation Division, and the Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Division.

Indiana—Division of State Court Administration.

Iowa—State Court Administrator.

Kansas—Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Kentucky—Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

Louisiana—Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Maine—Administrative Office of the Courts.

Maryland—Department of Juvenile Justice.

Massachusetts—Administrative Office of the Courts.

Michigan—State Court Administrative Office.

Minnesota—Minnesota Supreme Court Information System.

Mississippi—Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services.

Missouri—Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services.

Montana—Board of Crime Control and the Office of Court Administration.

Nebraska—Nebraska Crime Commission.

New Hampshire—New Hampshire Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts.

New Jersey—Administrative Office of the Courts.

New Mexico—Children, Youth and Families Department.

New York—Office of Court Administration and the State of New York, Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.

North Carolina—Administrative Office of the Courts.

North Dakota—Supreme Court, Office of State Court Administrator.

Ohio—Supreme Court of Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Division, and the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

Oklahoma—Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

Oregon—Judicial Department.

Pennsylvania—Juvenile Court Judges' Commission.

Rhode Island—Administrative Office of State Courts and Rhode Island Family Court.

South Carolina—Department of Juvenile Justice.

South Dakota—Unified Judicial System.

Tennessee—Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Texas—Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and Criminal Justice Policy Council.

Utah—Utah Administrative Office of the Courts.

Vermont—Supreme Court of Vermont, Office of the Court Administrator.

Virginia—Department of Family and Youth Services.

Washington—Office of the Administrator for the Courts.

West Virginia—West Virginia Juvenile Justice Committee.

Wyoming—Supreme Court of Wyoming, Court Coordinator's Office.


Juvenile Court Statistics 1996   July 1999

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