Cases resulting in delinquent findings 2015 (ages 10-17)

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Definitions: “Youth are judged or found to be ‘delinquent’ during adjudicatory hearings in juvenile court. Being found (or adjudicated) delinquent is roughly equivalent to bring [sic] convicted in criminal court.  It is a formal legal finding of responsibility.  If found to be delinquent youth normally proceed to disposition hearings where they may be placed on probation, committed to residential facilities, be ordered to perform community service, or various other sanctions.”

Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Family Services, Juvenile Justice Programs Office.

Footnotes: Data for 2015 includes only students age 10 through 17.
Updated February 2017.