|Probation as a Court Disposition
||Do trends in the number of adjudicated cases receiving probation vary by offense?
||Increases in the number of adjudicated cases ordered to formal probation occurred in all four offense categories, with drug offense cases showing the largest relative increase between 1985 and 2011.
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- Between 1985 and 2011, the volume of adjudicated delinquency cases ordered to formal probation increased 29%. In comparison, the number of adjudicated delinquency cases ordered to residential placement declined 9% during the same period.
- The number of adjudicated drug offense cases ordered to formal probation increased 121% between 1985 and 2011. During the same period, there was a 109% increase among person offense cases and a 104% increase among public order offense cases. The number of adjudicated property offense cases ordered to formal probation increased 51% between 1985 and 1997, but then declined substantially through 2011, resting below the 1985-level.
- As a result of these changes, the formal probation caseload included greater proportions of person, drug, and public order offense cases in 2011 than in 1985.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/probation/qa07104.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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