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NCJ Number: 230137 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report on the Adult Court Case Processing of Juvenile Offenders in New York City, January Through December 2008
Author(s): Marian Gewirtz
Corporate Author: New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
New York, NY 10007
Sale Source: New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
52 Duane Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of the numbers and types of arrests of juveniles for serious crimes in New York City for the year 2008, and describes disposition and release decisions in such cases.
Abstract: Highlights of the annual report include: 1) for 2008, there were 2,223 arrests in New York City under the 1978 Juvenile Offender (JO) Law; 2) 3 of every 10 of these arrests were filed in adult court and 1,549 cases (70 percent were declined prosecution or transferred to family court before arraignment; 3) among those cases disposed in criminal court during this reporting period, more than 6 of every 10 were transferred to supreme court; and 4) among those cases disposed in supreme court during this reporting period, a conviction was the most likely outcome (75 percent). In order to provide information regarding arrest and court activity for juveniles arrested for serious offenses, the New York City, Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. (CJA) developed this Annual Report on the Adult Court Case Processing of Juvenile Offenders in New York City. This report covers January through December of 2008. The report describes selected characteristics of those arrested, and also provides information on court activity for serious cases with juvenile defendants in the criminal (lower) and supreme (upper) court during the reporting period. Tables, exhibits, and appendix
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Case processing; Court annual reports; Court management; Juvenile arrest records; Juvenile arrest statistics; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile courts; Juvenile statistics; New York
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