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NCJ Number: 202622 Find in a Library
Title: West Virginia Juvenile Corrections, 2000 Annual Report
Author(s): Autumn Lucas
Corporate Author: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Charleston, WV 25301
Grant Number: 00-JJ-025
Sale Source: West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data about West Virginia’s juvenile corrections population during the year 2000.
Abstract: During 2000, 171 juveniles aged 13 to 19 were committed to West Virginia’s Industrial Home for Youth (WVIHY), while 168 juveniles were released from correctional facilities during 2000. Of all the 2000 releases, 30.4 percent of those released were juveniles who had been committed during 2000. A graph illustrates West Virginia’s juvenile commitments from 1992 through 2000. The average length of stay in West Virginia’s two juvenile correctional facilities was 9.9 months in 2000, which was over 2 months longer than the average length of stay for those released from 1992 to 1999. The average age of those committed to West Virginia juvenile facilities was 16.6 years old, although 17 year olds were the most frequently committed age group during 2000. Additional demographic data indicate that 88.9 percent of incarcerated juveniles in 2000 were male and 83.6 percent were White. However, minorities were overrepresented in West Virginia’s juvenile correctional facilities as they comprised 16.4 percent of commitments but only 5.8 percent of West Virginia’s total juvenile population. Juvenile incarceration rates by the juvenile’s home county are presented, as are data concerning type of juvenile offense during 2000; property offenses were the most common charge leading to juvenile incarceration. Finally, information about capacity and daily population figures for West Virginia’s two juvenile correctional facilities are offered. Graphs, references
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends; West Virginia
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