National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Project
This project serves as OJJDP's statistical analysis center for responding to the research needs of the Office and the juvenile justice community. The project has completed dozens of reports and web-based products on a wide range of topics. These reports are based on analyses of the major juvenile justice national data sets (e.g., the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, Juvenile Residential Facility Census, the National Incident-Based Reporting System, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and the National Crime Victimization Survey). The most notable product is the Juvenile Offenders and Victims series of reports, bulletins, and fact sheets.
The project developed and maintains the online OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. This Web site presents the most current statistics on juvenile offenders and victims and the juvenile justice system, and continues to be the most visited component of the OJJDP Web site. It has become a major national juvenile justice information dissemination tool and is continually revised and expanded. The project has also developed the Easy Access family of online data analysis tools that reside on the Statistical Briefing Book.
Project staff submitted the next edition of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims report to OJJDP in April. The Report offers empirically based answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response. Data sources for this report include the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and Supplementary Homicide Reports, as well as data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC).
The project will continue to update and expand the content of the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book, including original analysis of the 2 national data collection efforts on juveniles in custody (the CJRP and the JRFC) and 2 on juveniles on probation (the Census of Juveniles on Probation and the Census of Juvenile Probation Supervision Offices). The project will also produce the next installments of bulletins and present at conferences.
This project continues to respond to information requests from OJJDP and from requestors other than OJJDP, including other federal and state agencies, the media, researchers, juvenile justice professionals, and the public in general. In this way, the project serves as OJJDP’s statistical analysis center, responding to information needs of the agency and the larger juvenile justice community.