January | February 2014

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.

Juvenile Arrests 2011Juvenile Arrests 2011 (Bulletin)
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series

This bulletin provides a summary and an analysis of 2011 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies nationwide as cited in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. As has been the case in general for the past decade, juvenile arrest data for 2011 provide reasons for encouragement. Overall, arrests in 2011 were down 11 percent from 2010 and down 31 percent since 2002. Although juvenile arrest rates for many crimes are at their lowest levels in more than 30 years, many states and communities are instituting policy, practice, and program changes to reduce juvenile arrests even further.

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

Coming Soon—

Delays in Youth Justice (Bulletin)
Justice Research Series

This bulletin describes research that draws from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive and from studies of three Midwestern county courts that have successfully reduced delays in processing youth through the juvenile justice system. All three sites employed different, tailored approaches to addressing delays, a commitment to case management, and routine and shared communication were themes the sites had in common.

Young Offenders: What Happens and What Should Happen (Bulletin)
Justice Research Series

 

This bulletin examines policies that affect young offenders who cross over from the juvenile justice system to the criminal justice system. It focuses on adolescence and early adulthood, with an emphasis on juvenile delinquents ages 15–17 who are candidates for transitioning into the criminal justice system and young adults ages 18–24 who are already in the criminal justice system.