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Report: Information About Youth In Justice System Limited

Jul 6, 2016

Credit aecf.org

A new report by the non-profit Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio says there's limited information about what happens to the thousands of juveniles who end up in the system.

The report shows spending on juvenile court systems varies widely from county to county. It also shows few of the state's 88 county juvenile court systems keep comprehensive data, and less than 50 percent have a publicly available report on their cases.  State law calls on each court to prepare reports annually and file them no later than June. The nonprofit is calling on the state to implement a comprehensive juvenile-justice data collection system.