Academic journal article Federal Probation

Juvenile Focus

Academic journal article Federal Probation

Juvenile Focus

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Statistical Briefing Book

The Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics data analysis tool has been updated to include county-level arrest estimates through 2014.

* The National DMC Databook was updated to include data through 2014. The DMC Databook now includes national estimates of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth.

* New FAQs describing racial and ethnic fairness in the juvenile justice system have been added to the special topics section.

* FAQs have been updated describing the number and characteristics of child maltreatment victims, trends in school crime victimization and violent crime victimization, temporal patterns of violence against youth, youth sexual assault victimization, and the organization of delinquency services. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Statistical Briefing Book offers easy online access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

Felony Disenfranchisement

Although the majority of Americans disenfranchised due to a felony conviction are men, restoring their voting rights is a feminist issue, according to a recent article in Bustle. Over six million Americans are barred from voting due to a felony conviction, or 1 of every 40 adults. In 2004, it was estimated that nearly 800,000 women were prohibited from voting due to a felony conviction. That number has likely increased along with the prison population.

Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth

OJJDP has introduced a Data Snapshot series on its Statistical Briefing Book to disseminate current research and statistical information about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page snapshot focuses on a specific topic and highlights policy-relevant findings. This Data Snapshot focuses on national estimates of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth using data collected by OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Statistical Briefing Book offers easy online access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

Missing Children

OJP's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has awarded grants to more than 170 sites, jurisdictions, and task forces throughout the United States. The funds will help communities find missing children, provide tailored treatment and rehabilitative services, and increase public safety. Of the $82.6 million awarded, more than $34.4 million will support missing and exploited children programs and services; $27.6 million will help combat and prevent internet crimes against children; more than $19.5 million will fund services for victims of child abuse; and $1.1 million will support communities' response to youth sexual misconduct. The amounts include a total of $12.6 million for academic, non-profit, research and health organizations and corporations to conduct training and technical assistance with first responders and others who come into frequent contact with juvenile offenders, victims, patients, and their families.

AIAN Inmates

Although AIAN (American Indian and Native American) inmates made up less than 2 percent of the total U.S. jail population in 2014, the number of AIAN jail inmates increased nearly 90 percent from 1999 to 2014. In comparison, the percentage of non-Hispanic white jail inmates increased about 41 percent during the same period, and the percentage of non-Hispanic black jail inmates increased about 4 percent. The Hispanic jail inmates population increased 21 percent from 1999 to 2014. The AIAN jail incarceration rate increased between 2005 and 2013 (from 359 to 398 AIAN inmates per 100,000 AIAN U.S. residents), while the overall jail incarceration rate decreased during the same period (from 259 to 237 persons per 100,000 U.S. residents of all ages, races, and Hispanic origin at yearend 2013). …

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