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Source of Referral

Law enforcement agencies referred 48% of the petitioned status offense cases handled by juvenile courts in 1996. However, the source of referral varied according to the offense involved. Law enforcement agencies referred 93% of status liquor law violation cases, 37% of cases of running away, 12% of ungovernability cases, and 10% of truancy cases.

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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1996Juvenile Justice Bulletin   ·  July 1999