Sebastian K. Duban, Liam Patrick Hayes



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This project looked to find an answer to the following juvenile services question, How has the differences in county expenditures into juvenile services affected the adjudication rates of the juveniles?. Research for this paper was done by collecting data on adjudication rates of juveniles in Ohio counties over the past 10 years through the state of Ohio juvenile justice databases, such as The Department of Youth Services as well as The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The cost of county juvenile services were obtained from The Department of Youth Services and then transferred into real money depending on the year it was drawn from, going back to 2010. This project is necessary because of the amounts of money being spent by the state and counties. Millions of dollars could be wasted each year since adjudication rates could go up and money spent could be going up at a relevant rate. This project seeks to identify which counties in Ohio are failing to spend their money in an effective way, and which counties in Ohio are helping prevent adjudications of juveniles with their budget.

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Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Grant W. Neeley

Primary Advisor's Department

Political Science


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

A Look at Juvenile Adjudications in Ohio: How Differences in Spending Affects Adjudication Rates in Ohio Counties