JJGPS tracks juvenile justice system reform
Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy Practice & Statistics) is an online repository providing visitors with a sweeping view of the juvenile justice landscape across states and a place to make comparisons and chart change.
Explore the basic age boundaries each state establishes for juvenile justice and the transfer to criminal court exceptions that are made to these rules under certain circumstances.
The right to counsel in delinquency proceedings is a fundamental aspect of juvenile justice, but knowledge useful for making policy comparisons and monitoring defense trends is rare.
Learn about the complexities states face with monitoring racial and ethnic fairness across juvenile justice decisions and state reporting trends which are public-facing.
There is not one uniform U.S. juvenile justice system; rather 51 different systems with great variation in how delinquency services are provided and evidence-based practices are supported.
Explore the complexities of how states apply labels to behaviors that are illegal merely by virtue of a youth's status as a minor.
Youth who are involved in more than one system may require special attention and coordination. Explore what the states are doing to share information and coordinate services.
- Status offenses and progressive annual data reporting
- Feb 4, 2016
- Washington State Center for Court Research updates state-wide multi-system prevalence data bulletin.
- Jan 28, 2016
- JJGPS adds a new topic for which type of executive branch agency administers juvenile corrections
- Jan 13, 2016
- New interactive jailing trend website
- Dec 17, 2015
- New national racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice reduction manual
- Dec 17, 2015
- Maine added to the states that restrict courtroom shackling of youth
- Dec 10, 2015
- Updates to the systems integration, progressive data topic
- Dec 8, 2015