Data∙Points: Current Trends

December 2013

CfJJ continues its DataPoints series with the latest release, Current Trends, which highlights multi-year downward trends at several key points in the Massachusetts juvenile justice system: arrest, court processing, pre-trial detention, and post-adjudication commitment to the Department of Youth Services (DYS). This report also provides an overview of the age, race and ethnicity, and gender of youth in our system, offering a glimpse of the thousands of teens who travel through our juvenile court system each year