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Juvenile Justice in California, 2011

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130 pages
This annual report is organized to provide the reader with factual information about the personal and social characteristics of delinquents.
This report provides insight into the juvenile justice process by reporting the number of arrests, referrals to probation departments, petitions filed, and dispositions for juveniles tried in juvenile and adult courts. It presents juvenile justice statistics in four sections: Arrests, Referrals, Petitions, and Adult Court Dispositions; and contains specific information on juvenile population, race/ethnic groups, gender, numbers of arrests, referrals to probation departments, petitions, juvenile court dispositions, sustained offenses, and race/ethnic group representation. Data were collected from the Juvenile Court and Probation Statistical System. Referral and petition statistics reported are compiled from data submitted by 57 of California's 58 counties, representing over 99 percent of the State's juvenile population. Sierra County is not included in the referral and petition sections of this report. Tables and appendixes