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COPS Office sponsors Webcasts
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) sponsored four live Webcasts/satellite broadcasts in 2006 on topics of critical importance to law enforcement and the communities they serve. “Preventing Gangs in Our Communities” was a two-part broadcast on May 23 and June 6 in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “A Community Partnership Approach to Addressing Meth” was broadcast on August 22, and “Hiring Top Cops: Strategies for Success” took place on October 24. In each broadcast, panels of experts from law enforcement, academia, and community organizations discussed the subject, actions taken, and what works and does not work. Panel members also answered questions submitted by e-mail from viewers throughout the United States.
The broadcasts have been archived and are available online. To date, more than 50,000 viewers either have seen the live broadcasts or have viewed them in the archive.
OJJDP report traces trends in juvenile court cases
Juvenile Court Statistics 2001–2002 profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2002, describes trends since 1985, and serves as a barometer of trends in juvenile crime over the reporting period. It also includes state- and county-level data for both 2001 and 2002. The report presents estimates derived from data provided by more than 2,000 courts that had jurisdiction over 70 percent of the U.S. juvenile population in 2002.
OJJDP also has released the following online fact sheets based on data contained in Juvenile Court Statistics 2001–2002:
The full report and the three fact sheets are available on the OJJDP Web site. To learn more about juvenile court cases, visit OJJDP’s online Statistical Briefing Book and click on “Juveniles in Court.” OJJDP also supports Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics, a Web-based application that analyzes the data files used for the Juvenile Court Statistics report. This application is available from the Statistical Briefing Book.
Juvenile Court Statistics 2001–2002, 150 pages