Delays in Youth Justice

Jeffrey A. Butts, Gretchen Cusick, and Benjamin Adams (2009). Delays in Youth Justice. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Results from a project funded by the National Institute of Justice. As juvenile and family courts work to improve the timeliness of their services and sanctions, and to share what they learn with others, they need better information about the causes and consequences of delay, sound methods for controlling unwanted delay, and flexible techniques for tracking case processing time. Chapin Hall worked in collaboration with the National Center for Juvenile Justice to analyze recent patterns in delinquency case processing time and review the methods used by juvenile courts to monitor and improve their timeliness.