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Juveniles

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]

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Family Context Is an Important Element in the Development of Teen Dating Violence and Should Be Considered in Prevention and Intervention, NIJ, April 2017
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Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children, NIJ, March 2017
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A Law Enforcement Official's Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, OJJDP-Sponsored, March 2017
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Diversion, OJJDP-Sponsored, February 2017
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National Survey Shines a Light on the Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence, NIJ, February 2017
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