Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.
Federal- and State-Level Data
There are major sources for juvenile justice data at the federal- and state-level.
Statistical Briefing Book
This site provides comprehensive national datasets for a wide range of juvenile justice-related topics and subtopics as well as data analysis tools, frequently-asked questions and answers, and links to other statistical resources. Also included are links to data-focused OJJDP publications.
Juvenile Justice Section
This site features frequently-asked juvenile justice-related questions and answers as well as publications, related links, and event listings.
These webpages provide easy-to-understand national and state-by-state data tables and graphics reflecting student demographics, academic performance, academic and vocational outcomes, and more, for youth involved and at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system.
State Juvenile Justice Profiles
These profiles feature information and analysis regarding each state's juvenile justice system, illustrating the uniqueness of the 51 separate juvenile justice systems in the United States.
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