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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to the most commonly asked questions about juveniles in court. Here you will learn about trends in the volume of delinquency cases handled by the nationís juvenile courts, and case processing characteristics.

Juvenile Court Cases

  • How many delinquency cases are handled by juvenile courts? [Answer] updated icon
  • What are the characteristics of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do delinquency case rates vary by age and offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • What proportion of delinquency cases are referred to juvenile court by law enforcement agencies? [Answer] updated icon
  • How has the delinquency caseload grown over the past 4 decades? [Answer] updated icon
  • Did the growth in delinquency cases vary across offenses? [Answer] updated icon

Delinquency Case Rate Trends

  • What are the delinquency case rate trends for certain offenses? [Answer] updated icon

Detention

  • Has the juvenile courts' use of detention in delinquency cases changed? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do trends in the number of detained cases vary by offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do trends in the use of detention vary by offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • Have trends in the number of detained cases varied by race? [Answer] updated icon

Manner of Handling

  • Has the juvenile courts' formal delinquency caseload grown? [Answer] updated icon
  • Has the juvenile courts' handling of delinquency cases changed? [Answer] updated icon

Disposition

  • Has there been an increase in the number of delinquency cases ordered to formal probation or residential placement? [Answer] updated icon
  • Have there been increases in the number of cases judicially waived to criminal court? [Answer] updated icon

Case Flow

  • How does the juvenile court process a typical delinquency case? [Answer] updated icon

 

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