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OJJDP National Juvenile Court Data Archive

Goals and Objectives

The National Center for Juvenile Justice of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges manages the Archive operations. The goals of the Archive are to maintain and expand the current program and to continue to provide detailed information on juvenile court case processing of delinquency and status offense cases. This analysis is designed to inform juvenile justice research and policymaking efforts.

The objectives of the Archive include:

  • Collect and process juvenile court case data, which entails developing and maintaining strong relationships with the data suppliers who voluntarily contribute case-level data and court-level aggregate statistics to the Archive.
  • Use and disseminate juvenile court data to assist researchers, policymakers, and the general public in their understanding of U.S. juvenile court processing and youth whose cases these courts handle.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to jurisdictions to improve the quality of juvenile court case data. This effort supports the generation of more accurate national estimates on cases handled in the nation's juvenile courts.
  • Improve data collection and analysis of Hispanic/Latino youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
  • Improve data analysis for girls involved in the juvenile justice system.

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Date Created: April 3, 2020