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Title: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Dispositions 1995
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
United States of America

Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2425
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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: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of the 36,997 juvenile court dispositions in Pennsylvania during 1995 and summarizes information provided by county juvenile probation departments.
Abstract: The youths included 30,646 males and 6,309 females. Probation was used in 23.1 percent of the dispositions, followed by informal adjustment (15.6 percent), placement (11.4 percent), consent decrees (9.5 percent), complaint withdrawn (8.4 percent), warned/counseled (8 percent), and dismissed not substantiated (6.9 percent). The remaining dispositions amounted to 17 percent of the dispositions. Approximately 1 percent of the total were transferred to criminal court. Delinquency dispositions increased by 4.1 percent from 1994 to 1995. The median number of days from the date of referral to the date of disposition was 71.0. The State experienced 10,724 admissions to secure detention. Almost 27 percent were released at or before the 72-hour hearing. Admissions increased in 36 counties and decreased in 24 counties. Tables, figures, appended county list, and juvenile court statistical card
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile court judicial discretion; Pennsylvania
Note: Series J-2 No. 25
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