Juvenile Justice Resources

Access resources on the juvenile justice system and those youth in the system, links for more information from related juvenile justice organizations, and answers to frequently asked questions about the system and those involved.

  • Publications
    Research, reports, issue briefs, fact sheets and more related to the juvenile justice system and the youth involved in the system.
  • Links to Related Web Sites
    Access organizations, resource centers, and clearinghouses with additional information about juvenile justice.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Brief answers to questions often raised by system of care communities in learning how the juvenile justice system works and how to best partner with the mental health system within a system of care.
  • Presentations
    Presentation PowerPoints on the juvenile justice system, partnering with juvenile justice professionals, and mental health services for children in the juvenile justice system.

What's New

A Guide to Juvenile Justice Reform: Making Detention Reform Work for Girls

Annie E. Casey Foundation (2013)

Written as a follow-up to previous Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) reports documenting the nature of the challenges and needs facing girls in juvenile detention, this guide offers specific steps and tools for JDAI leaders and provides information on how use the data gained from these activities.

The Comeback States: Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States

National Juvenile Justice Network & Texas Public Policy Foundation (2013)

Using new Federal data, this report documents and analyzes national and State youth incarceration trends.

Bulletin 1: From Juvenile Delinquency to Young Adult Offending (Study Group on the Transitions between Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime (PDF)

A. R. Piquero, D. J. Hawkins, L. Kazemian, and D. Petechuk (2013)

Reports on findings from the National Institute of Justice Study Group on the Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime about criminal career patterns, special categories of serious and violent offenders, explanations for offending, contextual influences, and prediction and risk/needs assessments.

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013 (PDF)

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (2013)

Provides a summary of national indicators of children’s well-being and monitors changes in these indicators.