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NCJ Number: 185197 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 1988-1997
Author(s): Meghan C. Scahill
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: November 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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
Publication Number: FS-200019
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Fact Sheet discusses juvenile delinquency probation caseload for the period 1988-1997.
Abstract: Courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled nearly 1.8 million delinquency cases in 1997. Probation supervision was the most severe disposition in almost 37 percent of all delinquency cases. The number of cases placed on probation grew 48 percent between 1988 and 1997. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 48 percent. These findings are based on national data on delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts from 1988 through 1997. The national estimates were generated using information contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The analysis is based on data from more than 1,900 jurisdictions containing more than 70 percent of the U.S. juvenile population (youth age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each State). Probation was ordered in 56 percent of the slightly more than 1 million cases that received a juvenile court sanction. Probation was the most likely disposition for cases in which the youth was adjudicated delinquent. Figure, tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Caseloads; Courts; Data analysis; Data collections; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile probation; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Probation casework; Statistics
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