National Institute of Justice National Institute of Justice. Research. Development. Evaluation. Office of Justice Programs
skip navigationHome  |  Help  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map   |  Glossary
Reliable Research. Real Results. skip navigation
TopicsAll Programs & PracticesAbout CrimeSolutions.govResourcesFAQsNominate
skip navigation
NCJRS Library
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains abstracts of more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed within the NCJRS Library. Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database for resources on this topic.
Juveniles Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 278

See All Programs

Juveniles Practice Outcomes at a GlanceNew
Total Number of Practices: 28

See All Practices

skip navigation


The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were approximately 73.8 million youth under the age of 18 in the United States in 2012.[1] State statutes define which youth are in the original jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and it varies from state to state; the upper age limit for this jurisdiction ranges from 15 to 17.[2] In 2010, courts with juvenile jurisdiction disposed more than 1.3 million delinquency cases.[3]


Practices New

OJP Publications

A Study of the Impact of Screening for Poly-Victimization in Juvenile Justice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017

Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice Reforms, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2017

Summary of School Safety Statistics, NIJ, July 2017

Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Programs, OJJDP-Funded Research in Brief, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2017

National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers, OJJDP, June 2017

More OJP Publications

Questions and Answers

Do you have resources on how to prevent bullying?
See Answer

What steps are being taken by the federal government to combat human trafficking?
See Answer

Are resources available to help teens in abusive relationships?
See Answer

More Q&A

Related Resources