This data collection describes in quantitative terms the
volume of juvenile cases disposed by courts having jurisdiction over
juvenile matters (delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases).
Inaugurated in 1983, the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts
began to collect data from intake and probation departments on each
case disposed during the previous calendar year. The data include a
record of each case processed formally with petition for each
delinquency, dependent/neglect, or family in need of services case
disposed. Information is provided on county, case type, date of
filing, reason for referral to the courts, and the court action.