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Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System in Indiana
Published January 2024

This report aims to delve into the landscape of racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system, specifically in Indiana, shedding light on the extent and consequences of these inequities. Indiana, like many states, grapples with a complex set of factors that contribute to differential treatment and outcomes for minority youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Understanding and addressing these disparities is imperative for ensuring the development of appropriate policies and interventions that safeguard the rights and futures of all juveniles.

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Evaluation of Indiana's Criminal Code Reform
Published December 2023

This is ICJI’s and the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council’s annual Criminal Code Reform Evaluation Report, pursuant to IC 5-2-6-24. Each year’s report builds on the analyses from the previous and provides additional insight into Indiana’s current and ever-changing criminal justice landscape. Click the link below to read the report and view the correlating online dashboards.

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Juveniles Under Adult Court Jurisdiction Annual Report
Published October 2023

This report details the number of juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult court during the state fiscal year, as per legislation enacted by the Indiana General Assembly in 2018.

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Past reports: 20222021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

Bail, Pretrial Release and Rearrest Annual Report
Published July 2023

This report includes data on the rearrest rates in Indiana based on the number of individuals released on own recognizance and bail (less than $1,000), as required by the Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation, codified at IC 35-33-8-12.

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Past reporting: 20222021

Death in Custody Reporting Act Annual Report
Published March 2024

This report includes Death in Custody Reporting Act data for Indiana, as collected by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for the Bureau of Justice Assistance

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Past reporting: 2020 | 2022 | 2023

  • Past Reports


    Juvenile Justice Equity Efforts Survey Results
    Published March 2021

    This report analyzes survey results from prominent juvenile justice stakeholders to better understand racial and ethnic disparities (RED) reduction efforts that are happening across the state. There were 204 respondents to the survey representing 86 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

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    Support Resources Report
    Published November 2021

    This report includes recommendations for the best telephone numbers, including any available texting options, to list on a student identification card for students to access support and resources to address suicide prevention, human trafficking, teen dating violence and sexual assault, as per legislation enacted by the Indiana General Assembly in 2021.

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Victim Serving Agencies across Indiana
    Published October 2020 

    This report analyzes survey data collected from nearly 200 victim serving agencies across the State of Indiana to understand the impact of COVID-19 on these agencies and their ability to effectively serve victims.

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    Other versions: Resumen ejecutivo en español

    Domestic Violence in Indiana - Offender Overview
    Published March 2020 

    Produced by ICJI’s Research Division, this report analyzes 2017 arrest, conviction, and criminal history data, including offender characteristics, to shed light on the issue of domestic violence in Indiana. It was funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

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    Supplemental information: Infographic | Reporte en español

    The Effects of the 2014 Criminal Code Reform on Drug Convictions in Indiana
    Published March 2020 

    Produced by ICJI’s Research Division, this report compares drug conviction data from nine Indiana counties before and after the implementation of the criminal code reform law. The report was funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

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    Supplemental information: Infographic | Reporte en español


    Report on Tracking Sexual Assault Kits
    Published November 2018

    Pursuant to Ind. Code § 16-21-8-1.8(b), the Indiana Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Council was tasked with reporting the feasibility and logistics of implementing a system to track standard medical forensic examination kits for victims of a sex crime.,

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    Governor's Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention Final Report
    Published December 2016

    Pursuant to Executive Order 15-09, the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention conducted a series of regional meetings to hear from individuals, families, community and government leaders, treatment providers, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials affected by substance use disorders. This final report is the culmination of the Task Force’s work, which includes 19 actionable recommendations for your administration to consider, all of which have already been implemented or are in the process of being implemented.

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    Strategies for Reducing Death and Injuries in Indiana Motor Vehicle Crashes
    Published September 2016 

    This publication includes a broad discussion of Indiana crash data trends related to the problem areas defined by ICJI in the Highway Safety Plan, as well as provides a brief contextual review of NHTSA priority areas specific to Indiana crashes and then outlines strategies offered in the following NHTSA publication to assist in efforts to reduce deaths and injuries in Indiana motor vehicle crashes.

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