New JJGPS StateScan - U.S. Age Boundaries of Delinquency

NCJJ has released a new StateScan publication that summarizes the results of an analysis of 2014 juvenile statutes for U.S. age boundaries of delinquency. It compares upper, lower, and extended ages of original juvenile court jurisdiction for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). The author provides a brief overview of how age boundaries for delinquency create the foundation for juvenile justice, controversy and trends among the states, and the larger schema of youth crime and other violations subject to the jurisdiction of other courts.  

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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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