The National Juvenile Court Data Archive (the Archive) houses the automated records of cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction have handled.
This solicitation will fund the annual collection, verification, and analysis of data that documents the activities of the juvenile justice court system
and its response to law-violating and at-risk youth.
The Archive will disseminate information on juvenile court case processing through Juvenile Court Statistics reports and fact sheets and make national and state-level data publicly accessible online.
The Archive will also provide technical assistance to state and local data collection agencies to help them expand and improve their information systems and information sharing capabilities.
Finally, the Archive will conduct a feasibility study to assess the level of effort required to expand the scope of the Archive to include data collection from juvenile dependency (child abuse and neglect) courts.
This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C.