Juvenile Justice GPS Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics

National Center for Juvenile Justice Launches Web Site To Chart Juvenile Justice Change

The National Center for Juvenile Justice has launched Juvenile Justice GPS Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics (JJGPS), an online resource funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This Web site features national and state statistics on state laws and juvenile justice practice to help policymakers and stakeholders chart juvenile justice system change.

Six juvenile justice reform sections will be launched this year. The first section, jurisdictional boundaries, examines laws governing the transfer of juvenile offenders to criminal court to be tried as adults. Subsequent sections will focus on juvenile defense, racial/ethnic fairness, juvenile justice services, status offense issues, and systems integration.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Resources: JJGPS is one of several strategies in support of juvenile justice reform through the Models for Change initiative.