Change Indicator

Delinquency cases transferred to adult court in Florida

Delinquency cases transferred to adult court

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Definition and Source



The number of delinquency cases reported on the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) as having jurisdiction transferred for disposition in the state's adult courts by Direct File, Waiver or Indictment during the fiscal year. Transfer of jurisdiction does not necessarily indicate a finding of guilt by the adult court, and it is common for the adult court judges to sentence the offender to juvenile justice system sanctions.

Data Source

Office of Research and Data Integrity, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Tallahassee, FL


Data for groups less than 10 are represented by an * due to confidentiality.

Last Updated

January 2021