Delinquent Referrals in Connecticut

When police arrest a youth under 18 in connection with a suspected crime, officers will issue a juvenile summons and prepare an arrest report that describes the incident, lists the charges, and specifies a court appearance date which includes a promise to appear signed by the juvenile's parent or guardian. This is known as a delinquent referral. Delinquent referrals mark the starting point of a case in Connecticut's juvenile justice system, which is administered by the Judicial Branch.

A summary of delinquent referrals to court statewide over time, showing quarterly amounts by race & ethnic categories. Counts include both juvenile males and females receiving referrals.

*Other comprises Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Delinquent Referrals & Equity

The dashboard below presents further detail about delinquent referrals by race and ethnicity. Using the dropdowns, results can be shown per single or multi-year time periods, across gender categories, and displayed either statewide or by selecting a town.
*Other comprises Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
Hovering the mouse over dashboard items will provide additional details about the specific data being viewed.
Note: To better protect the privacy of individuals represented within this data, any results with fewer than six referrals per a race, ethnicity or gender category will not be shown. For this reason, as well as the variation in referral volume over time, we recommend selecting the Five-Year Total in the Select Period dropdown for the most complete view of town-specific data  

About this Dashboard
This site was developed in partnership between the following:
This site is hosted by Connecticut Open Data, administered by OPM's Data and Policy Analytics Unit. The dashboards within are maintained by OPM's Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division. See About page for more information about the history and development of this site.

To report technical issues or provide feedback on this site, please contact the Office of Policy and Management Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division by email or call 860-418-6216.
For further questions about the delinquent referral data or information presented in this dashboard, please contact the Connecticut Judicial Branch's Court Support Services Division by email or by calling 860-368-3800.

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