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NCJ Number: 170383 Find in a Library
Title: Washington Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee: Juvenile Justice Report 1997
Corporate Author: Washington State
Office of Juvenile Justice,
Dept of Social & Health Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: Washington State
Olympia, WA 98504
Sale Source: Washington State
Office of Juvenile Justice,
Dept of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45203
Olympia, WA 98504
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the activities of the Washington State advisory group on juvenile justice and presents statistics and discussions on children, youth, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile justice.
Abstract: The Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (GJJAC) awards Federal funds to innovative demonstration projects for juvenile delinquency prevention and the treatment of juveniles involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. Its report notes that the increase in the numbers of youths ages 10-17 requires that attention be focused on developing a strategy that prevents and reduces delinquency and ensures both accountability and opportunities for rehabilitation for youths involved in the system. A total of 52,592 juvenile arrests were reported in 1996, a slight decrease from the 1995 rate. The number of juveniles held in detention facilities increased by 14 percent from 1995 to 1996. The GJJAC supports the development and expansion of more economic alternatives to incarceration for certain juveniles and is funding projects that provide alternatives to secure confinement for juveniles who do not pose a threat to public safety. Other priority program areas include juvenile delinquency prevention, runaways, community-based restorative responses to juvenile crime and violence, and policing innovation. Tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Juvenile rehabilitation; Program financing; Washington
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