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Statewide Teen Court Statistics – FY 09

General Statistics for Maryland Teen Courts
Total Cases Adjudicated FY 09* 1004
Total Successful Completions FY 09 882
Completion Rate FY 09 87.85%
Community Service Hours Completed 23,822
Total Youth Volunteers (Former Respondents) 1402 (125)
Service Learning Hours Earned** 11,889
Adult Volunteers 141
Adult Volunteer Hours Contributed 1500

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 2009

*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.

FY09 Cases by Type: Thefts, Marijuana, 2nd Degree Assault, Alcohol Related offenses total to 60.4% of the cases heard in Maryland Teen Courts
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Case by Type

FY09 Respondent Age: Few respondents are younger than age 14. Most respondents referred to the Teen Court program are between the ages of 15 and 17.
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Respondent Age

FY09 Respondent Gender: 63% of respondents are male; 37% of respondents are female.
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Respondent Gender

FY09 Respondent Race: 93.9% of respondents are Caucasian or African American. Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans make up 6.1% of the total number of respondents.
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Respondent Race

FY09 Volunteer Age: 1,114 youth volunteers provided information on their grade in school. 53.5% of these volunteers are in the 9th grade.
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Volunteer Age

FY109 Volunteer Gender: Males and females are equally represented as youth volunteers in the Maryland Teen Court program.
MD Teen Courts FY09 - Volunteer Gender