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Juveniles on Probation
Probation as a Court Disposition
Q: How many delinquency cases receive probation as the most restrictive disposition?
A: Probation was ordered in 53% of the more than 800,000 delinquency cases that received a juvenile court sanction in 2011.
Disposition of delinquency cases, 1985-2011

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  • In 2011, an estimated 446,300 delinquency cases resulted in a term of probation - 22% above the the number of cases placed on probation in 1985.
  • Adjudicated delinquents accounted for 56% (250,000) of all delinquency cases placed on probation in 2011. In the remaining delinquency cases, the youth agreed to some form of voluntary or informal probation.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/probation/qa07102.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on May 22, 2014.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 (forthcoming). Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.


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