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NCJ Number: 177258 Find in a Library
Title: Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee 1998 Juvenile Justice Report
Corporate Author: Washington State
Office of Juvenile Justice,
Dept of Social & Health Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 244
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)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1998 report on juvenile justice by Washington State's Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (GJJAC) addresses how the GJJAC selects projects to fund, projects funded in 1998, 1998 problems, minority youth in the juvenile justice system, a summary of the States Juvenile Justice Code, data analysis, and compliance with the Federal Act.
Abstract: The GJJAC is the State Advisory Group and is responsible for implementing the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act in Washington State. This report first discusses how the GJJAC selects projects to fund, followed by a listing of projects funded in 1998. The projects are listed under the following topics: alternatives to secure confinement, community- based restorative responses to juvenile crime and violence, delinquency prevention, juvenile offenders, runaways/status offenders, regional program development, compliance monitoring, innovative local law enforcement and community policing, State challenge activities, and technical assistance/research. The next section of the report identifies some of the problems encountered in the aforementioned areas in 1998. This is followed by an overview of how the State is focusing on serving minority youth in the juvenile justice system. A summary of the State's Juvenile Justice Code is followed by data analysis in the following areas: demographic, school enrollment, school dropout rates, youth living in poverty, adolescent pregnancies, youth employment, youth suicide, children referred to Child Protective Services, families served by Family Reconciliation Services, juvenile arrests, juvenile court filings, juveniles referred to juvenile court by disposition, juvenile detention population, population in the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, and juveniles in adult jails. The concluding section of the report focuses on the State's compliance with the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. 86 tables and 32 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): Juvenile codes; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile statistics; Minority juvenile offenders; Washington
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