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Juvenile justice

Special Topics: Hispanic Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to commonly asked questions about Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system. Answers are organized into the following areas: Hispanic youth population; arrests involving Hispanic youth; and delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth

Fact Sheet: Incarcerated Women and Girls

This fact sheet is a great reference if you are looking for a concise resource showing the increase in the number of women and girls being incarcerated and a comparison between the rates of imprisoned women and men and between girls and boys. 

Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (EZACJRP)

Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (EZACJRP) was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth's age, sex, race/ethnicity, placemen

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Programs Guide (MPG) contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs.

Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected (2015)

For girls, as with boys, the failure to receive a high school diploma often places individuals on a pathway to low-wage work, unemployment, and incarceration.

Just Kids: When Misbehaving Is a Crime (2018)

This special report offers a primer on status offenses—misbehaviors that are only illegal because of a person’s age and that unfairly land many kids in the justice system.

Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice (2018)

Family engagement in juvenile justice involves establishing a collaborative relationship in which families are partners in both their children’s treatment and in developing the policies, programs, and practices of the system … This literature review focuses on synthesizing descriptions of the rol

Formal, Post-Adjudication Juvenile Probation Services (2017)

Juvenile probation is the supervision and monitoring of justice-involved youth in the community, rather than placement out of the home … The focus of this literature review is on formal probation and services provided to juveniles on post-adjudication probation, or probation as a disposition.

Background Material on 1:8 Staffing Ratios (2018)

This collection of materials for the State of California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) explains why it should support 1:8 staffing rations in the Title 15 Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities.

What Legally Prescribed Functions Tell Us: Role Differences Between Adult and Juvenile Probation Officers (2017)

The “current study is built … a divergence between the “legal reality” of the law and the “practical reality” of probation practice to provide perspectives on recalibrating tasks, functions, and policies for criminal justice institutions.


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