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.
- Juvenile Justice GPS information on state recidivism reporting has been updated.
- May 18, 2016
- The JJGPS updates U.S. delinquency age boundaries and the supporting StateScan publication.
- May 12, 2016
- The JJGPS adds a new topic concerning release decisionmaking from juvenile corrections or state-run placements for delinquent youth.
- May 9, 2016
- The JJGPS adds a new topic highlighting states with online, interactive racial and ethnic fairness benchmark data.
- May 4, 2016
- The JJGPS adds a new topic concerning progressive recidivism reporting among the states.
- May 2, 2016
- The JJGPS adds a new topic highlighting efforts to provide progressive juvenile defense trend data.
- Apr 26, 2016
- The JJGPS updates the juvenile defense, competency to stand trial topic.
- Apr 15, 2016