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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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OJP Publications

Summary of School Safety Statistics, NIJ, July 2017

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

Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, May 2017

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2016, BJS, May 2017

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Youths With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System, OJJDP-Sponsored, May 2017

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