]|New Georgia Site Aggregates State’s Juvenile Crime Data


With the goal of presenting “the most current and accurate juvenile crime data available,” Georgia's Governor's Office for Children and Families has launched a website aggregating data from places including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, reports the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. “It's a way to synthesize the information so people can look at it and say, 'OK, this is what we've got,'” said the agency’s Joe Vignati.

The Georgia site, which can be found at http://georgiajuveniledata.ga.gov comes on line at a time when federal officials are beginning to be more agressive in pointing out the shortcomings of reporting by the states. In a new report on the transfer of juveniles to adult court, the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention cited the dearth of information from the states on the issue.

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