Delinquency age boundaries

  • N/S = No age specified
  • N/A = Not available
  • F/T = Full term
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Policy 1997 1999 2002 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Upper age 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Lower age N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S N/S
Extended age N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20 20 20 20 20

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Transfer discretion

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Policy 1960 1989 1997 2015
Juvenile court judge
Prosecutor
Legislature

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Data for 1960 indicates general pre-1970 data. Feld B. 1987. The Juvenile Court Meets the Principle of the Offense: Legislative Changes to Juvenile Waiver Statutes, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 78(3): 471-533.

Transfer provisions

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Progressive data

The Nebraska Juvenile Justice System Statistical Annual Report series contains data and information about  age, gender, race and ethnicity, geography and sentencing outcomes. Notably, iIt is one of only a few states to report whether motions were granted (or not) for transfer both to and from juvenile court via judicial or reverse waivers.

Excerpt from the Nebraska Juvenile Justice System Annual Statistical Report, 2016 (p. 14).

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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