WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013. While the Hispanic youth population in the United States continues to grow, little is known about the volume and nature of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth. OJJDP asked the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to examine state and local juvenile court data to determine the characteristics and experiences of Hispanic youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
The sample reported in this bulletin includes data from more than 1,200 counties and represents 75 percent of the U.S. Hispanic youth population at risk of juvenile court involvement. Compared with white youth, Hispanic youth were 20 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court and equally as likely to have their case handled formally. Once adjudicated, Hispanic youth were as likely as white youth to be placed on probation but 30 percent more likely to be ordered to out-of-home placement.
TITLE: Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013 (NCJ249915)
AUTHORS: Sarah Hockenberry and Charles Puzzanchera