Found 51 results for "National Report"
Juveniles in Court
This OJJDP Bulletin provides national statistics and an overview of how courts process cases involving juvenile offenders. It summarizes state statutes that define who is under juvenile court jurisdiction and how juvenile courts transfer juveniles to criminal court. Also discussed are research findings about court handling of very young.
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 1997-2008
This fact sheet is based on 1-day counts of the juvenile placement population from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census. The data show that the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement in publicly and privately operated juvenile facilities has declined steadily since 2000.
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010
This bulletin presents national and state-level data from the 2010 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), describing 79,165 youth held in 2,259 facilities on February 24, 2010. Findings from the 2010 CJRP appear positive. The population of juvenile offenders in custody has declined by one-third since 1997, and the number of status offenders in custody was down 52% from 1997. There are still areas for improvement, however, especially as regards rates of confinement for …
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
This bulletin presents national and state-level data from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), describing 60,227 youth held in 2,259 facilities on October 23, 2011. Findings from the 2011 CJRP appear positive. The population of juvenile offenders in custody has declined by 48% since 1997, and the number of status offenders in custody was down 60% from 1997. There are still areas for improvement, however, especially as regards rates of confinement for …
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2013
This bulletin presents information from the 2013 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities that the U.S. Census Bureau conducted and OJJDP sponsored. The data indicates that the number of juveniles held in residential placement as a result of an offense has declined 48 percent since 1997. Racial and ethnic minority youth accounted for 68 percent of youth in residential placement in 2013, with black males …
Kids and Guns
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This OJJDP Bulletin, drawn from Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report, provides an overview of the national statistics that show the devastating impact that the availability of guns has had on the lives and well-being of American youth.
Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime
This OJJDP Bulletin describes the extent and characteristics of juvenile arrests, based on 1999 statistics. It provides arrest rates for violent and property crimes, drug and weapons offenses, and violations of alcohol, curfew, and loitering laws. Arrests and arrest trends for males and females and for diverse racial groups are compared. The Bulletin also details the characteristics of the victims and the perpetrators of homicides committed by juveniles.
Minorities in the Juvenile Justice System
Howard Snyder, Melissa Sickmund
Presents information on overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system in comparison to their proportion in the general population, with focus on disproportionate confinement of minorities. This Bulletin includes statistics on racial-ethnic makeup of juvenile offenders from arrest, court-processing, and confinement records. The Bulletin notes that there is substantial evidence of widespread disparity in juvenile case processing of minority and nonminority youth and that racial-ethnic differences can occur at all stages of the …
Race as a Factor in Juvenile Arrests
Howard Snyder, Carl Pope
Analyzes statistics from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System for evidence of racial bias in police arrests of juveniles for violent crimes. Focuses on a somewhat neglected area of research, i.e., the role that race plays in police decisionmaking. It compares arrest probabilities of white and nonwhite juveniles for violent crimes and finds no direct evidence that an offender's race affects police decisions to take juveniles into custody in such incidents.
Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting
Patrick Griffin, Sean Addie, Benjamin Adams, Kathy Firestine
This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices and examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. By documenting state reporting practices regarding the criminal processing of youth and identifying critical information gaps, this report represents an important step forward in understanding the impact of state transfer laws.