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NCJ Number: 157624 Find in a Library
Title: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Dispositions, 1994
Corporate Author: Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Cmssn
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of juvenile court dispositions in Pennsylvania during 1994 and summarizes information provided by county juvenile probation departments.
Abstract: In this report, "disposition" is defined as "a referral disposed by the probation department and/or court." Tables on delinquency dispositions address dispositions and rate per 100,000 juvenile population, a disposition summary, selected dispositions by race, dispositions by type, dispositions for 1990-94, attorney representation for dispositions, dispositions by referral source, and time lapse from referral to disposition. Tables on delinquency placements include a summary, placements by type of service, placement rate, placements for 1990-94, and selected placements by race. Data on delinquency offenses address the type and number of alleged offenses, selected serious crimes, and the type and number of substantiated offenses. A section on detention contains standards that govern the use of secure detention, reasons for admission to secure detention, length of stay, and utilization rate. Data on demographics encompass race, gender, age, school status and highest grade completed, family status, and living arrangement. Dependency dispositions are presented by type, race, gender, and age. Tables on disposition and placement reviews address the outcomes of delinquency, dependency, and delinquency-disposition reviews; total placements by type of service for delinquency disposition reviews; and placement transfers by type of service for delinquency placement reviews. Appended county class list and juvenile court statistical card
Main Term(s): Juvenile case disposition
Index Term(s): Case processing; Juvenile court statistics; Pennsylvania
Note: Series J-2 No. 24.
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