Jurisdictional boundaries data now available
The first of six areas is now available. Explore jurisdictional boundaries data »
Charting change in the national landscape: an evolving online resource
JJGPS is a project to develop an online repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states. The six main areas of JJGPS will be released as they're developed. More about JJGPS »
Jurisdictional boundaries Available
Has juvenile jurisdiction shrunk or expanded? States must address boundaries of childhood/adolescence and adulthood in the context of addressing criminal behavior.
Juvenile defense In development
How are juveniles defended? The existence of separate juvenile justice frameworks in each state provides an alternative to treating children and youth accused of criminal acts differently than as if they are small adults.
Racial/ethnic fairness In development
How equally are all races and ethnicities treated? Federal oversight aimed at reducing disparities and safeguarding fairness in juvenile justice-involved populations have evolved since the 1980s.
Juvenile justice services In development
How are the states organized to advance more active and results-oriented juvenile justice solutions? There is not one juvenile justice system but 51 different systems with great variation in how delinquency services are provided and evidence based practice advanced.
Status offense issues In development
How to states address the behavior of youth that is illegal by virtue of their status as a minor? Youth who commit status offenses should not be drawn into a system designed to intervene with adolescent criminal behavior.
Systems integration In development
How do juvenile justice systems and child welfare collaborate and integrate resources in the states? Youth who are involved in more than one system require special attention and coordination.