How were kids affected?

More than 20,000 16- and 17-year-olds had benefited from the rehabilitative services and greater safety of the juvenile justice system as of early 2014. This continued a pattern of reform that was already emphasizing diversion and prevention.

New Juvenile Cases — Connecticut

2010, Total: 16,275, 16-year-olds: 4,186. 2011, Total: 14,435, 16-year-olds: 3,994. 2012, Total: 14,913, 16-year-olds: 3,272, 17-year-olds: 1,687. 2013, Total: 15,639, 16-year-olds: 2,894, 17-year-olds: 3,262.

Source: CSSD

Teens in the Raise the Age group had better outcomes than younger juveniles.

Probation Completion Without Rearrest
2010–2013, by age

2010: 15 years or younger, 66%; 16 years and over, 76%. 2011: 15 years or younger, 80%; 16 years and over, 82%. 2012: 15 years or younger, 81%; 16 years and over, 83%. 2013): 15 years or younger, 80%; 16 years and over, 84%.

Source: CSSD

Rearrest from start of probation
2010–2014, by age at 6 months

2010: 15 years or younger, 32%; 16 years and over, 26%. 2011: 15 years or younger, 29%; 16 years and over, 27%. 2012: 15 years or younger, 27%; 16 years and over, 27%. 2013: 15 years or younger, 31%; 16 years and over, 26%. 2014 (year to date as of May 2014): 15 years or younger, 35%; 16 years and over, 32%.

* Year-to-date, as of May 2014

Source: CSSD

Rearrest from start of probation
2010–2014, by age at 12 months

2010: 15 years or younger, 32%; 16 years and over, 26%. 2011: 15 years or younger, 29%; 16 years and over, 27%. 2012: 15 years or younger, 27%; 16 years and over, 27%. 2013: 15 years or younger, 31%; 16 years and over, 26%. 2014 (year to date as of May 2014): 15 years or younger, 35%; 16 years and over, 32%.

* Year-to-date, as of May 2014

Source: CSSD

Completion of treatment
2010–2014, by age

2010: 15 years or younger, 61%; 16 years and over, 67%. 2011: 15 years or younger, 79%; 16 years and over, 76%. 2012: 15 years or younger, 72%; 16 years and over, 77%. 2013: 15 years or younger, 77%; 16 years and over, 77%. 2014 (year to date as of May 2014): 15 years or younger, 79%; 16 years and over, 72%.

* Year-to-date, as of May 2014

Source: CSSD

Status Offenders, referrals to court, 2006-2013

2006 - 4560; 2007 - 3833; 2008 - 2764; 2009 - 2475; 2010 - 3172; 2011 - 2958; 2012 - 3291; 2013 - 3698

Delinquency cases, referrals to court, 2006-2013

2006 - 14280; 2007 - 13302; 2008 - 11421; 2009 - 9763; 2010 - 12983; 2011 - 11092; 2012 - 11398; 2013 - 11960

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