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.
- Florida releases a dual status youth data dashboard
- Nov 13, 2015
- NCJJ releases new state profiles across the six areas of the JJGPS
- Nov 12, 2015
- New custody data released
- Oct 23, 2015
- Twenty-nine states post annual transfer to criminal court counts in online reports or website resources.
- Oct 5, 2015
- Juvenile defense disposition outcome caseflows updated
- Sep 22, 2015
- Transfer to criminal court topics updated through the 2014 legislative sessions
- Sep 18, 2015
- New report proposes upper age boundaries of 21
- Sep 11, 2015