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OJJDP Releases Fact Sheet on Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2018." This fact sheet presents national estimates of cases waived by juvenile court judges to criminal courts from 1985 through 2018. In 2018, juvenile courts in the United States handled 744,500 delinquency cases. In more than half (57 percent) of these cases, petitions were filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing. Of the petitioned cases, approximately one percent were waived. Juvenile courts waived an estimated 3,600 delinquency cases to criminal court in 2018. This fact sheet is based on the OJJDP-sponsored report "Juvenile Court Statistics 2018" and was developed with support from the National Institute of Justice.


Date Published: February 2, 2021