National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Project

This project serves as OJJDP's statistical analysis center for responding to the research needs of OJJDP and the juvenile justice community. The project has completed dozens of reports and web-based products on a wide range of topics. These products are based on analyses of the major juvenile justice national data sets (e.g., the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, the Juvenile Residential Facility Census, the National Incident-Based Reporting System, the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and the National Crime Victimization Survey). The most notable product is the Juvenile Offenders and Victims series of reports, bulletins, and fact sheets. The latest edition of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims report was released in February 2015. The Report offers empirically based answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response.

Statistical Briefing Book web site

The project developed and maintains the online OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. This web site presents the most current statistics on juvenile offenders and victims and the juvenile justice system, and continues to be the most visited component of the OJJDP Web site. It has become a major national juvenile justice information dissemination tool and is continually revised and expanded. The project has also developed and maintains the Easy Access family of online data analysis tools that reside on the Statistical Briefing Book. The project added a Special Topics section that includes information on “Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system,” which focuses on original analyses of data on juvenile arrests and delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth, along with State Juvenile Justice Profiles which provide state level data on a variety of juvenile justice indicators, such as population characteristics, and arrest and residential placement rates. The project also launched a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic and highlights policy-relevant findings in a visually compelling way.