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NCJ Number: 210939 Find in a Library
Title: Missouri 2003 Juvenile Court Statistics Report
Corporate Author: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
Sale Source: Missouri Division of Youth Services
Dept of Social Services
P.O. Box 447
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0447
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics for 2003 on the number and characteristics of referrals made to Missouri's juvenile courts.
Abstract: In calendar year 2003, Missouri's 45 juvenile courts disposed 76,927 referrals, a 13-percent decrease from the high of 88,424 referrals in 1999 and a 4-percent decrease from 2002. There were 33,196 male and 19,261 female White juveniles referred; 13,633 male and 6,928 female African-Americans referred; 2,068 males and 677 females of unknown race; and 763 males and 401 female classified as "other" in terms of race. Most referrals came through law enforcement agencies, followed by schools, the Children's Division, juvenile court personnel, parents, other juvenile courts, relatives, victims, social agencies, and the Department of Mental Health. This report shows outcomes of formally and informally disposed referrals. Most formal dispositions involved out-of-home placements (n=8,271) with the Division of Youth Services, in foster homes, with a relative, or with some other agency. A total of 6,811 formal dispositions involved in-home services. Most informal dispositions involved adjustments without supervision, which consisted of no more than one face-to-face contact between court personnel and the juvenile, usually resulting in the giving of advice, counsel, or a verbal warning. Data on referrals are broken down into law-violation referrals; status-offense referrals; and abuse, neglect, and custody referrals. Data on law-violation referrals pertain to outcomes, prior violations, and the age distribution of law violators. Data on status-offense referrals address outcomes and placements; and data on abuse, neglect, and custody referrals involve outcomes and the age distribution of referrals. 15 charts, 11 tables, and 9 appendixes with supplementary data
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Court referrals; Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile delinquents; Missouri
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