Statutes, court rules, and other policies related to juvenile justice vary significantly by state. Clicking on the map or state names below will display information about each state, including some or all of the following:

  • The structure of the juvenile indigent defense delivery system;
  • Juvenile court rules (where they exist);
  • Ages of juvenile court jurisdiction;
  • Waiver of counsel provisions;
  • Rules for transfer to adult court;
  • Detention statutes; and
  • Rates of disproportionate minority confinement.

NJDC continues to collect this data, so it is not yet all available for every state.

Comparative state data can be found here.


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