|General Statistics for Maryland Teen Courts|
|Total Cases Adjudicated FY 08*||1024|
|Total Successful Completions FY 08||869|
|Completion Rate FY 08||84.86%|
|Community Service Hours Completed||21,030|
|Total Youth Volunteers (Former Respondents)||1208 (49)|
|Service Learning Hours Earned**||23,656|
|Adult Volunteer Hours Contributed||1413|
These statistics are based on the totals reported from the Teen Courts in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Caroline County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Queen Anne’s County, and St. Mary’s County for Fiscal Year 2008.
*Cases Adjudicated is the number of Teen Court hearings that took place this year. Successful Completions is the number of respondents who complete the assigned sanctions within the allocated time period.
**Maryland requires high school students to complete 75 hours of “Service Learning” activities as a prerequisite for graduation. Teen Court youth jurors earn Service Learning hours each time they volunteer.
FY08 Cases by Type: Theft, Possession of Marijuana, 2nd Degree Assault, and Disorderly Conduct make up the vast majority of cases diverted to Teen Courts in Maryland.
FY08 Respondent Age: Most Teen Court respondents are between 15 and 17.
FY08 Respondent Gender: At Teen Court, is it typical to have a slightly greater number of males among the respondents and a slightly greater number of females among the volunteers.
FY08 Respondent Race: African Americans and Caucasians make up more than 90% of the respondents seen in Maryland’s Teen Courts.
FY08 Volunteer Age: The volunteers at Maryland’s Teen Courts tend to be young high school students, with many beginning freshman year.
FY08 Volunteer Gender: Though it varies on a county-by-county basis, overall more young women volunteer at Teen Court in Maryland.