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NCJ Number: 186298 Find in a Library
Title: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Dispositions 1999
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Cmssn
Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
Statistical Analysis Ctr
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Cmssn
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Publication Number: Series J-2 No.29
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Cmssn
Ctr for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
Statistical Analysis Ctr
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of juvenile court dispositions in Pennsylvania during 1999 and summarizes information provided by county juvenile probation departments.
Abstract: Nine tables encompass various aspects of delinquency dispositions; selected dispositions are shown by race and ethnicity, and delinquency dispositions are presented by type, attorney representation, and source of referral; time lapse from referral to disposition is also shown; delinquency dispositions for the period 1995-99 are presented as well. Six tables address delinquency placements, covering placements by type of service, placement rates for 1995-99, and selected placements by race and ethnicity. Three tables cover delinquency offenses, focusing on type and number of alleged offenses, selected serious crimes, and type and number of substantiated offenses. Four tables focus on detention, with attention to standards that govern the use of secure detention, reasons for admission to secure detention, length of stay for secure detention, and secure detention use rate. Seven tables deal with offender demographics; three tables document various aspects of dependency dispositions; and five tables are concerned with disposition and placement reviews. There were a total of 64,138 juvenile dispositions in 1999, including both dependency and delinquency dispositions. Of these, 61,843 were delinquency cases. Of these delinquency cases, 40,824 involved new charges; 8,527 were disposition reviews; and 12,492 were placement reviews. Of the 2,295 dependency cases, 2,042 were new referrals, 24 were disposition reviews, and 229 were placement reviews. Appended county class list and juvenile court statistical card
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile detention; Juvenile detention rates; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile offense statistics; Juvenile sentencing; Juvenile status offenders; Pennsylvania
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