September | October 2012

New Publications

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

Underage Drinking Bulletin Series

Cover of Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking.Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking (Bulletin)
NCJ 237145

This bulletin presents findings from a literature review that investigated how underage drinking can affect a youth's physical, emotional, and neurological health. It discusses the legal, neurological, economic, and personal consequences youth face when they make the decision to begin drinking. Among other findings, the bulletin shows that underage drinking cost society $68 billion in 2007, or $1 for every drink consumed.

To view and download this publication, or to order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.


Cover of Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections.Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections (Bulletin)
NCJ 237231

Guidelines incorporating evidence-based practices help direct the roles of community supervision professionals who work with underage drinkers. Adapting evidence-based practices when working with underage drinking offenders requires juvenile justice professionals to recognize existing legal, structural, procedural, and philosophical differences between communities. Community corrections professionals who use evidence-based practice standards in this way can provide a blueprint for communities to develop the most effective responses to this problem. This bulletin focuses on 10 practice guidelines based on the evidence-based practice literature.

To view and download this publication, or to order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Cover of Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers.Community Supervision of Underage Drinkers (Bulletin)
NCJ 237147

The authors of this bulletin describe the goals and principles successful communities use to guide their approach to underage drinking, discuss laws related to alcohol use and the rights of underage drinkers, and highlight the legal issues that professionals who work with these youth may encounter.

To view and download this publication, or to order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Juvenile Court Statistics Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are based on the report, Juvenile Court Statistics 2009. Visit OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book for more information about juvenile court cases.

Cover of Delinquency  Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009.Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 239081

This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2009 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (63 percent) and, from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. The overall pattern of increase followed by decline is the result of the trends of various offense categories combined, including public order, person, and drug law violation cases.

To view and download this publication, or to order a printed copy, visit the NCJRS Web site.

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Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 239080

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 2009. The number of delinquency cases judicially waived peaked in 1994 at 13,800 cases. This represented a 91-percent increase over the number of cases waived in 1985 (7,200). In 2009, juvenile courts waived an estimated 7,600 delinquency cases, 45 percent fewer than in 1994.

To view and download this publication, visit the NCJRS Web site.

Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2009 (Fact Sheet)
NCJ 239082

This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases resulting in probation between 1985 and 2009. Probation supervision was the most severe disposition in 36 percent of all delinquency cases. Between 1985 and 2009, the number of cases placed on probation increased 29 percent. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 30 percent.

To view and download this publication, visit the NCJRS Web site.