New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications also may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.

Cover of Bullying in Schools: An Overview Bullying in Schools: An Overview (Bulletin)
NCJ 234205

Researchers from the National Center for School Engagement conducted a series of studies to explore the connections between bullying in schools, school attendance and engagement, and academic achievement. This bulletin provides an overview of the OJJDP-funded studies, a summary of the researchers' findings, and recommendations for policy and practice.

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Cover of Juvenile Arrests 2009 Juvenile Arrests 2009 (Bulletin)
NCJ 236477

This bulletin, which draws on data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, summarizes crimes known to the police and juvenile arrests made during the 2009 reporting year. The authors use the UCR data to characterize the extent and nature of juvenile crime that comes to the attention of the justice system. This information also serves as a benchmark for juvenile justice professionals and other concerned citizens who wish to assess America's progress in reducing juvenile delinquency.

Contrary to the popular perception that juvenile crime is on the rise, the data reported in this bulletin tell a different story. As detailed in these pages, juvenile arrests for violent offenses declined 10 percent between 2008 and 2009, and overall juvenile arrests fell 9 percent during that same period.

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Cover of Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008 Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 236479

It is estimated that nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases were handled in juvenile courts nationwide in 2008.This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2008 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The national estimates were generated using information contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The estimates are based on data from nearly 2,300 courts with jurisdiction over 82 percent of the nation's juvenile population (youth age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each state).

Cover of Delinquency Cases Waived  to Criminal Court, 2008 Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2008 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 236481

This fact sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2008. The number of delinquency cases judicially waived peaked in 1994 at 13,700 cases. This represented a 90-percent increase over the number of cases waived in 1985 (7,200). In 2008, juvenile courts waived an estimated 8,900 delinquency cases, 35 percent fewer cases than in 1994.


Cover of Juvenile Probation Caseload, 2008 Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2008 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 236478

This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2008. Probation supervision was the most severe disposition in 34 percent of all delinquency cases. Between 1985 and 2005, the number of cases placed on probation increased 33 percent. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 43 percent.



Cover of Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008 Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 236480

This fact sheet presents statistics on person offenses (assault, robbery, rape, and homicide) handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. In 2008, U.S. juvenile courts handled an estimated 403,300 delinquency cases in which the most serious charge was an offense against a person. The 2008 person offense caseload was 119 percent greater than in 1985. In 2008, person offenses accounted for 24 percent of the delinquency caseload, compared with 16 percent in 1985.