skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 242634 Find in a Library
Title: Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Recidivism Report: Juveniles with a 2007 Case Closure
Author(s): Justine Fowler; Rebecca Anderson; Linda Bender; Tom Green
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
United States of America
Date Published: April 2013
Page Count: 141
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2425
Stoneleigh Foundation
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Grant Number: 2009-JG-06-22159
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission presents information on juvenile recidivism rates through the use of the 2007 case closure rate for juveniles involved with the State’s juvenile justice system.
Abstract: This report highlights the recidivism rate for juveniles involved with the Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system through the examination of the State’s 2007 case closure rates. Highlights of the findings include the following: 20 percent of juveniles recidivated within 2 years of their 2007 case closure; the average length of time to recidivism was 11.5 months from case closure; juveniles with four or more written allegations recidivated at a rate of 37 percent compared to 13 percent for those juveniles with only one written allegation; the older the child at the time of case closure, the more likely the child was to recidivate; and 90 percent of recidivists were male, with males three times more likely to recidivate than females. Additional findings present information by race of the offender, offenders’ family situations, type of offense committed by the offender, type of disposition at time of case closure, recidivism rates by county, and recidivism rates by type of offender. Data used in this study were obtained from two sources: the Pennsylvania Juvenile Case Management System (PaJCMS) and the case management systems used by the Administrative office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). The data obtained from the PaJCMS identified juveniles from counties that were involved with the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory Phase I implementation group who had a case closed in 2007. This information was cross-referenced against the data from AOPC to determine the individuals who re-offended as adults after their 2007 case closure. Study limitations and implications for future research are discussed. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Juvenile recidivism statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile Recidivism; Juvenile recidivism prediction; Juvenile recidivists; Pennsylvania; Recidivism; Recidivism prediction; Recidivism statistics
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.