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Juvenile & Family Division Referrals

Referrals to the Missouri Juvenile & Family Division for law offenses or status offenses. Law offenses include all criminal violations except infractions, municipal ordinances, and violation of court order offenses. Infractions, municipal ordinances, and violations of court orders are considered status offenses as of 2013. Other common status offenses include behavior injurious to self/others, habitually absent from home, truancy, and being beyond parental control. This measure includes all referrals, whether or not they are substantiated. Some referrals are both law and status offenses; therefore, "total law or status offenses" may not be the sum of law and status offenses. Referrals may serve as a proxy for public views on youth in the community, whereas subtantiated law and/or status offenses are a better measure of actual youth interaction with the juvenile justice system.

Juvenile & Family Division Referrals

Referrals to the Missouri Juvenile & Family Division for law offenses or status offenses. Law offenses include all criminal violations except infractions, municipal ordinances, and violation of court order offenses. Infractions, municipal ordinances, and violations of court orders are considered status offenses as of 2013. Other common status offenses include behavior injurious to self/others, habitually absent from home, truancy, and being beyond parental control. This measure includes all referrals, whether or not they are substantiated. Some referrals are both law and status offenses; therefore, "total law or status offenses" may not be the sum of law and status offenses. Referrals may serve as a proxy for public views on youth in the community, whereas subtantiated law and/or status offenses are a better measure of actual youth interaction with the juvenile justice system.

YearByState of MissouriBoone County
2016
Law or Status Offenses


35,556


1,025

Law Offenses


18,535


480

Status Offenses


14,744


543

2015
Law or Status Offenses


36,576


1,289

Law Offenses


19,419


597

Status Offenses


17,316


692

2014
Law or Status Offenses


35,503


1,211

Law Offenses


19,504


578

Status Offenses


16,102


633

2013
Law or Status Offenses


35,806


1,453

Law Offenses


21,111


722

Status Offenses


16,113


731

Data Source: DYS - The Division of Youth Services is responsible for the care and treatment of youth in custody through one of the 45 Missouri Juvenile Courts. Boone Indicators Dashboard data are pulled from the Missouri Juvenile and Family Division Annual Report (https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=48790).1 of 1