Racial Disparities Persist in Juvenile Court Placements

According to data compiled by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and disseminated by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the court processing of juvenile delinquency cases has reflected persistent racial disparities since the 1980s.

Total Youth Arrests for Violent Crime Still Falling Nationwide

The effect of the 20-year decline in violent youth crime is clear when viewing arrest rates over the long term. In 1993, police reported about 13 juvenile murder arrests for every 100,000 10-17-olds in the population. By 2015, the murder arrest rate had dropped 82 percent.

Perceptions of Violence in East New York

Delgado, Sheyla A., Jeffrey A. Butts, and Marissa Mandala (2015). Perceptions of Violence in East New York. [ Research Brief 2015-05 ]. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This research brief presents results from surveys of young men (ages 18-30) in New York City neighborhoods. The data depict … Continue reading Perceptions of Violence in East New York

Perceptions of Violence in Harlem

Delgado, Sheyla A., Jeffrey A. Butts, and Marissa Mandala (2015). Perceptions of Violence in Harlem. [ Research Brief 2015-04 ]. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This research brief presents results from surveys of young men (ages 18-30) in New York City neighborhoods. The data depict the respondents’ … Continue reading Perceptions of Violence in Harlem

Perceptions of Violence in the South Bronx

Delgado, Sheyla A., Jeffrey A. Butts, and Marissa Mandala (2015). Perceptions of Violence in the South Bronx. [ Research Brief 2015-03 ]. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This research brief presents results from surveys of young men (ages 18-30) in New York City neighborhoods. The data depict … Continue reading Perceptions of Violence in the South Bronx

Racial Disparities in Juvenile Drug Arrests

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2015). Racial Disparities in Juvenile Drug Arrests. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2015-01]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The most dramatic disparities were seen in arrests for drug sales and manufacturing. In 1980, drug sales arrests were somewhat more … Continue reading Racial Disparities in Juvenile Drug Arrests

New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative — Lessons Learned

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2015). New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative — Lessons Learned. [Research Brief 2015-02]. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently reviewed the outcomes of the Close to Home initiative in New York. Researchers … Continue reading New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative — Lessons Learned

New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative – Did it Work?

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2015). New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative – Did it Work? [Research Brief 2015-03]. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Recent trends in youth justice suggest that Close to Home succeeded in lowering the number of New York City youth placed in the State’s non-secure … Continue reading New York’s “Close to Home” Initiative – Did it Work?

Violent Youth Arrests Continue to Fall Nationwide

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2014). Violent Youth Arrests Continue to Fall Nationwide. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2014-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Between 2009 and 2013, the rate of youth violence was cut almost in half, falling from 300 arrests per 100,000 juveniles in 2006 … Continue reading Violent Youth Arrests Continue to Fall Nationwide

Out-of-Home Placements Falling Among Younger Juveniles

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2014). Out-of-Home Placements Falling Among Younger Juveniles. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2014-01]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Before 1995, according to national juvenile court data, out-of-home placement rates among delinquency cases were somewhat similar by age, although the rate among … Continue reading Out-of-Home Placements Falling Among Younger Juveniles

Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. During the 1980s and early 1990s, increasing numbers of arrests among juveniles and older youth were disproportionately … Continue reading Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline

Is the Decline in Juvenile Incarceration Due to Reform or Falling Crime Rates?

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Is the Decline in Juvenile Incarceration Due to Reform or Falling Crime Rates? Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-01]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Juvenile justice advocacy groups in the United States are celebrating the nation’s falling rate of juvenile incarceration. … Continue reading Is the Decline in Juvenile Incarceration Due to Reform or Falling Crime Rates?

Violent Youth Crime Plummets to a 30-year Low

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Violent Youth Crime Plummets to a 30-year Low. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-11]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Violent crime arrests involving under-18 youth dropped considerably since 2008. The violent youth  arrest rate peaked in 1994, before falling through 2004. Violent … Continue reading Violent Youth Crime Plummets to a 30-year Low

What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). What's the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice? Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-10]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Youth justice practitioners need to understand the basics of evaluation research, including the statistical methods used to generate evidence of program effectiveness. A … Continue reading What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?

Increasing Drug Arrests after 1980 had Disproportionate Effect on Women

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Increasing Drug Arrests after 1980 had Disproportionate Effect on Women. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-09]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The number of drug-related arrests reported by U.S. law enforcement agencies increased sharply between 1980 and 1995, and for … Continue reading Increasing Drug Arrests after 1980 had Disproportionate Effect on Women