Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system refers to the services and supports provided to children under the age of 18 who are involved with the justice system. The juvenile justice system is focused on moving services from treatment facilities to the community, focusing on diversion, and providing age-appropriate treatment.

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Juvenile Delinquency Caseloads At Lowest Level Since 2005

Juvenile delinquency caseloads during 2017 were at or near their lowest levels since 2005. Drug-related caseloads dropped by 50%, from about 200,000 in 2005 to about 100,000 in 2017. Person offenses (assaults) dropped by more than 50%, from about 450,000 in 2005 to about 250,000 in 2017. Public order offenses dropped by more than 50%,… Read

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