Executive Office of the Trial Court, Trial Court Department of Research and Planning, Massachusetts Court System
Applications for delinquent complaint filed in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. If a youth is suspected of committing a delinquent offense, a police officer may arrest the youth or give them a summons to appear at the Juvenile Court. In either case, the officer files an application for delinquent complaint with the court. This data is compiled and updated annually by the Massachusetts Trial Court Department of Research and Planning.