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NCJ Number: 239080 Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009
Series: OJJDP National Report Series
Author(s): Benjamin Adams M.S.; Sean Addie J.D.
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: October 2012
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010–JR–FX–0031
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, presents information on the number of delinquency cases waived to criminal court during 2009.
Abstract: Findings from this analysis of the number of delinquency cases waived to criminal court in 2009 include the following: 1) 45 States have discretionary judicial waiver provisions that allow judges to move individual juvenile cases to criminal adult courts, while 15 States have presumptive waiver laws that allow certain categories of cases to be moved to adult criminal courts; 2) since 1994, the number of cases waived to criminal court has declined by 45 percent; and 3) 55 percent of the 1.5 million delinquency cases handled that year requested an adjudication or waiver hearing, with 1 percent of the petitioned cases resulting in a judicial waiver. Additional findings include in 2009, 1.7 percent of person offense cases were waived compared to 1.1 percent of drug offense cases; in 2009, the most common cases judicially waived for males were person offense cases, compared to drug offense cases for females; and in 2009, person and drug offense cases involving Black youth remained slightly more likely to be judicially waived than those involving white youth. Data for this analysis were obtained from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) report entitled Juvenile Court Statistics 2009, which is available on OJJDP’s Web site. Figures and table
Main Term(s): Juvenile court waiver
Index Term(s): Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile court judicial discretion; Juvenile court jurisdiction; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile court trends; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile Offenses; Juvenile processing; Local juvenile justice systems; State juvenile justice systems; State juvenile laws
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