Fact: Approximately 250,000 youths are tried in the adult criminal justice system annually.
Fact: On any given night, approximately 60,000 youth are incarcerated in a correctional facility or out-of-home placement.
Fact: Approximately 10,000 are incarcerated in an adult jail or prison.
Fact: The overwhelming majority are accused of minor and nonviolent offenses.
Source: Juvenile Justice, Public Welfare Foundation