Bar News - February 23, 2007
Report Profiles US Juvenile Court Caseload
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the US Dept. of Justice, has published “Juvenile Court Statistics 2001–2002.” Prepared by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, this 150-page report draws on data from more than 2,000 courts with jurisdiction over 75 percent of the juvenile population in 2002 to profile more than 1.6 million delinquency cases.
The report reviews trends since 1985 and provides county- and state-level statistics for 2001 and 2002. It is only available online at http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=237861.