The Disposition report contains statewide and county-specific data of dispositions assigned during the reporting year and the characteristics of the juveniles receiving the dispositions. Dispositions are grouped into reporting categories consistent with national reporting categories. Sub-totals and grand totals are provided for each category. Each statistic is broken down by the youth´s gender, age at the time of disposition, and race/ethnicity.
The Disposition report is available in either a full report format or individually by county. The statewide and individual county reports include the introduction and appendices from the full report.
Dispositions of Youth -- The number of youth that received a disposition by the juvenile justice system during the reporting year. Youth on the Disposition of Youth report are reported in the most intense disposition category imposed for that youth during the year and in the county that imposed the disposition.
Dispositions of Referrals -- The number of referrals that received a disposition by the juvenile justice system during the reporting year. Referrals on the Disposition of Referrals report are reported in the most intense disposition category imposed for that referral during the year.
Disposition of Referrals by Offense Category -- The number of referrals that received a disposition by the juvenile justice system during the year by offense category. Dispositions are reported in the most intense disposition on the referral. The offense category is the most serious offense associated with the most intense disposition on the referral. (See the report´s Appendices A & B for more detail.)
NOTE: Prior to 2006, the Disposition of Referrals by Offense Category was in two parts -- one with referral information and the other included the demographic complement for the referrals. In the Disposition reports published since 2006, this section appears as a single report.