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.