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Juveniles in Criminal Court

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...