Cases Petitioned (Petitions)

Cases Petitioned (Petitions) is measured by the cases where, among all charges in the case, the most serious outcome is something other than a dismissal or diversion. Petition category represents petitioned cases to juvenile court. Multiple cases may be associated with a single petition.

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.