skip navigation


Abstract Database

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

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also 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: 78953 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to Incarceration - Final Report
Corporate Author: Washington State
Financial Management
Division of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Washington State
Olympia, WA 98504
Grant Number: 79-JS-AX-0010
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the activities of the State of Washington's six project sites involved in the project focusing on alternatives to incarceration for adjudicated youth; budgetary information is highlighted.
Abstract: As of August 5, 1980, a total of $347,817 in Federal money had been expended out of a total grant of $467,024. This figure did not reflect final expenditures of the six sites. At the King County project site, the first clients were processed in May 1979, and in the ensuing months 300 adjudicated youth were referred to group projects. These youth completed a total of 10,294 hours, the majority of which were spent in unpaid community service. Characteristics of the youth remained the same throught the report period. Average age was 15.5 years, 94 percent of the referrals were male, 93 percent were white, and the median household income was $13,000 annually. Youth work crews completed projects in 23 locations in King County, with the appraised value of their work estimated at over $65,000. The major problem encountered was that of youth not showing up for work on scheduled days. Other project activity sites included the City of Seattle, Grays Harbor County, Benton-Franklin, Mason County, and the Clark County Juvenile Department.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Deinstitutionalization; Grants or contracts; Juvenile court diversion; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Restitution programs; Status offender diversion; Washington; Youthful offenders
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.