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September | October 2015

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 October Is National Youth Justice Awareness Month   

On September 30, 2015, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation designating October 2015 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month.

"Let us recommit to ensuring our justice system acts, not as a means for perpetuating a cycle of hopelessness but, as a framework for uplifting our young people with a sense of purpose so they can contribute to
America's success," said the President.

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Between 1997 and 2013, the number of delinquency cases in which the juvenile was detained decreased 39 percent. In 2013, person offense cases were the most likely to involve detention, followed by public order offense cases.

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2013