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These links provide direct access to other Web-based statistical resources on juvenile offending, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system. A brief description of each link is included.

Juvenile Population Characteristics

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the Forum's annual report monitoring the status of the nation's children, is presented in a nontechnical, user-friendly format.

Child Trends Databank. The latest national trends and research on over 70 key indicators of child and youth well-being, with new indicators added each month. Provided by Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization.

Kids Count Data Center. Statistical benchmarks of child well-being at the national, state, county, and local levels, including interactive databases derived from birth certificate and Census information. A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

U.S. Census Bureau. Complete access to the Census Bureau's wide array of statistical information about the U.S. population. American FactFinder, developed by the Census Bureau, provides access to tables and maps of based on various Census data collections.

Juveniles as Victims

Bureau of Justice Statistics. Comprehensive access to statistics on criminal victimization and victim characteristics and incident-based crime statistics. Includes online versions of all BJS publications, extensive crime and victimization data analysis tools, and victim characteristics.

FBI Uniform Crime Reports. National statistics on crime and victims from the FBI's UCR program.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety publications from the Bureau of Justice Statistics or Indicators of School Crime and Safety on the National Center for Education Statistics website. Both sites provide detailed statistics on the extent and nature of crime in schools. A joint effort of the Departments of Justice and Education.

Child Welfare Information Gateway. Access to online sources of statistics about child abuse and neglect. A component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect. This resource promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field.

Juveniles as Offenders

Bureau of Justice Statistics. Comprehensive access to statistics on crime, victimization, and criminal offenders. Includes online versions of all BJS publications and a variety of data analysis tools.

FBI Uniform Crime Reports. National statistics on crime and victims from the FBI's UCR program.

Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth. Access to data from an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Includes detailed trend data on drug use.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. Data files from federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator-initiated research projects, archived and made available to users for secondary statistical analysis. Frequently accessed files include the National Crime Victimization Survey, the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, the FBI's UCR Program (national and county-level data) and National Incident-Based Reporting System, and Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth.

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Access to data from the U.S. Department of Labor's ongoing survey of a nationally representative sample of 9,000 youth. Although the survey focuses on labor market and educational experiences, it also provides detailed information on other topics such as deviant and delinquent behavior, including school violations, theft offenses, and use of alcohol and drugs.

Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process

National Center for Juvenile Justice. The research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the oldest juvenile justice research group in the United States.

Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime

Bureau of Justice Statistics. Comprehensive access to statistics on crime, victimization, and criminal offenders. Includes online versions of all BJS publications and a variety of data analysis tools.

FBI Uniform Crime Reports. National statistics on crime and victims from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Each year, the UCR Program collects monthly counts of arrests from thousands of law enforcement agencies. County-level estimates of arrests, based on UCR data, are prepared by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data and are available at www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/.

Juveniles in Court

National Juvenile Court Data Archive. Information for researchers on available data sets and the procedures for use and access.

Juveniles on Probation

National Juvenile Court Data Archive. Information for researchers on available data sets and the procedures for use and access.

Juveniles in Corrections

Bureau of Justice Statistics. Comprehensive access to statistics on crime, victimization, and criminal offenders. Corrections statistics include survey data on juveniles held in jail facilities. Includes online versions of all BJS publications and a variety of data analysis tools.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. Data files from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator-initiated research projects, archived and made available to users for secondary statistical analysis. Includes corrections-related data files from BJS and OJJDP.

Juvenile Reentry & Aftercare

CrimeSolutions.gov. This National Institute of Justice (NIJ) website provides detailed information on promising programs focused on reducing offender recidivism and successfully reintegrating an offender back into the community.

NIJ's Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative. NIJ funded a multiyear, multisite evaluation of programs funded under a collaborative federal effort the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI). The goal of the initiative was to improve reentry outcomes along five dimensions: criminal justice, employment, education, health and housing. This site provides access to the results of the multiyear, multisite evaluation.

National Reentry Resource Center. Established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199) and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

 

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