The February newsletter highlights a new OJJDP-funded center intended to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in youth justice, the benefits of youth diversion programs, and an effort to help parents protect their children from financial sextortion.
Nationally, 25,014 youth charged with or adjudicated for an offense were held in 1,323 residential placement facilities on October 28, 2020.
In 2020, juvenile courts in the United States handled 508,400 delinquency cases that involved youth charged with criminal law violations, 28% less than the number of cases handled in 2019.
The number of delinquency cases judicially waived peaked in 1994 at 13,000 cases, more than double the number of cases waived in 1985. Judicially waived delinquency cases decreased 77% to its lowest level in 2020, when juvenile courts waived an estimated 3,000 delinquency cases.
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