Students Before and After Juvenile Court Dispositions

What are the educational outcomes of students with juvenile court dispositions?
April, 2017

This is an initial exploration of school-related characteristics, school performance before court contact, and school outcomes after court contact for youth who were referred to juvenile court for law-violating behavior and who also received dispositions from the court that indicated, based either on a statement from the youth or a ruling by the court, that an offense occurred. The juvenile court dispositions included in this study are diversion, probation, deferred disposition, disposition alternative, and commitment to the state’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. The study identifies demographic, academic, and juvenile justice factors related to students’ likelihood to achieve positive education outcomes.