National Juvenile Court Data Archive

The National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by OJJDP since 1975, provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policy makers, researchers, and the public. The project receives automated data on more than 1 million juvenile court cases each year from roughly 2,300 juvenile courts and reorganizes the original data into a common format that supports statistical analyses. The Archive produces the annual Juvenile Court Statistics series of reports and OJJDP Fact Sheets; maintains the juvenile court information on OJJDP’s Statistical Briefing Book web site; responds to hundreds of inquiries annually from universities, the media, and federal, state, and local agencies; and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies working to improve their juvenile court information systems.

National Juvenile Court Data Archive web site

Project staff members are processing data for Juvenile Court Statistics 2012. This report will be the latest in a series that has been published since 1929. This report will include data from 1985 through 2012. The report will be expanded to include some analysis that distinguishes Hispanic from other youth. The report will be disseminated as both a printed and a web-based publication. Free, electronic copies of the report will be available on the NCJJ, OJJDP, and Archive websites. Various JCS2012-related OJJDP Fact Sheets will also be available free online. The data analysis tool Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics will also be updated to include the 2012 estimates. In addition, the Frequently Asked Questions on the Statistical Briefing Book that are answered by juvenile court statistics will be updated. JCS 2012 data are also incorporated into the electronic DMC Databook and the MacArthur-funded Juvenile Justice GPS website.