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NCJ Number: 249915 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013
Series: OJJDP National Report Series
Author(s): Sarah Hockenberry; Charles Puzzanchera
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: November 2016
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-JR-FX-0002; 2013-MU-FX-0005; 2015-JR-FX-0061
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: https://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=272075 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Grant Sponsored); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although the data presented in this report are not national estimates, this bulletin presents data on where disproportionate numbers of Hispanic youth are involved at various decision points within the juvenile justice system, so as to guide reform efforts intended to reduce disparities and ensure that Hispanic youth receive developmentally appropriate services.
Abstract: In 2013, compared with White youth, Hispanic youth were 20 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court and equally as likely to have their case handled formally. Once adjudicated, Hispanic youth were as likely as White youth to be placed on probation, but were 30 percent more likely to be ordered to out-of-home placement. Hispanic youth were 30 percent more likely than Black youth to be adjudicated delinquent in 2013. Hispanic youth were more likely than Black youth to be placed on probation, but were as likely to be ordered to out-of-home placement. Hispanic youth were less likely than Black youth to be waived to criminal court for case processing. Across offense categories, Hispanic youth were more likely than White youth or Black youth to be adjudicated delinquent. The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention developed the Relative Rate Index (RRI) as a tool to identify and measure disparities across the stages of the juvenile justice system by comparing rates of juvenile justice contact experienced by different groups of youth. Data used were for 26 States and the District of Columbia from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive 2006-2013. The Archive houses the automated records of cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 7 tables and 8 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Disproportionate Minority Contact; Hispanic Americans; Juvenile processing; Minority juvenile offenders; Minority overrepresentation; OJJDP grant-related documents; Sentencing disparity
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