Arresting Justice: Juvenile Arrests in Chicago 2013 & 2014 Report

On November 2015 Dignity in Schools Campaign member Project Nia released the third edition of their Arresting Justice report on juvenile arrest in Chicago. Key findings show that most juvenile arrests were for misdemeanor offenses in 2013 & 2014. The top three in 2014 were miscellaneous non-index offenses, drug abuse violations and simple battery. Based on the data, in 2014, 48.3% of juvenile arrests were referred to court while 19.1% resulted in detention. 25.4% of juvenile arrests resulted in informal station adjustments and 3.85% in formal station adjustments.