Cases/Referrals to Juvenile Court (Referrals) is measured by the unique juvenile / offense entry date combination. Multiple charges for the same youth entered on the same date, regardless of the "offense date" will be counted as one "case" or "referral". Referral category represents referral charges to juvenile court and DJJ. Multiple charges may be associated with a single referral.
"Case" and "Referral" are treated as synonyms.
Source: DJJ for 142 dependent/shared court counties, CJCJ for 10 independent court counties (Chatham, Clayton, Columbia, Dougherty, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Spalding, Troup, and Whitfield), MISSING for 7 independent court counties (Cobb, Crawford, Dekalb, Floyd, Glynn, Gordon, and Peach). DJJ can provide partial data for these 7 counties.