Server Maintenance Notice

We will be performing maintenance on NCJJ's web server which is scheduled to begin Friday August 31st, 2018 7am EST and last through Sunday September 2nd, 2018 10pm EST.
During the maintenance period, NCJJ's web site may not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

U.S. Age Boundaries of Delinquency 2016

Publication year: 2017  |  Cataloged on: Dec 11, 2018

This StateScan publication is an update in a series that distills knowledge from NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website ( The publication summarizes the results of a statutory analysis of lower, upper, and extended age of delinquency and original juvenile court jurisdiction for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). The author provides a brief overview of how age boundaries for delinquency create the foundation for juvenile justice, historic and current policy trends among the states, and court jurisdiction over alleged law violations that are not considered delinquent acts [status offenses, exclusions and transfers to (adult) criminal court, and those under original municipal court jurisdiction].


This PDF may not be 508 compliant.
If you require a 508 compliant PDF, please contact us at

Tags:   jjgps   StateScan