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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Pennsylvania does not have Indian land of federally-recognized tribes within its borders.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Report: 2015 Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Disposition Report
Author: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
Tracks RRIs 2015–2015
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed


The Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission began publishing Relative Rate Indices (RRIs) for the detention and out-of-home placement decisions points in the appendices of its annual juvenile court dispositions statistical series. The reporting began for the 2013 data year report. The Juvenile Court Judges Commission reports RRIs for additional decision points to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

DMC assessment

Report: Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Monitoring, Reduction, and Prevention Efforts
Author: The DMC Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Year: 2012

DMC assessment Geography: Both state & local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The DMC Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency completed an assessment in 2012 for the whole state and several local jurisdictions. Data was assessed from 2011 for African American, Hispanic, and all minority youth. Decision points assessed included arrest, referral, diversion, detention, petition, delinquent finding, probation, confinement, and transfer to adult court. Research methods included focus groups, descriptive statistics, and multivariate analysis.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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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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