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NCJ Number: 120933 Find in a Library
Title: Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program: Annual Report, April 1, 1988 to March 31, 1989
Corporate Author: New York Office of Court Admin
United States of America
Project Director: T F Christian
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An analysis of information from a random sample of juveniles admitted to Wisconsin's two training schools showed that a community-based approach to juvenile corrections might work, because 68 percent of the youths were incarcerated for non-assaultive offenses and 59 percent had no history of violent offenses.
Abstract: The 370 youths represented half of those admitted to the State's 2 secure juvenile correctional facilities in 1986. Information was gathered on their sex, race, disabilities, prior delinquent behavior, criminal offenses, education, vocational training, employment, family relationships, drug and alcohol use, prior placements out of the home, emotional stability, and history of running away. Each youth was then classified using a structured scale similar to those used in Colorado, Delaware, Oregon, and other jurisdictions. The scale combined measures of offense severity and chronicity with other risk factors. Results indicated that only 27 percent of the youths required such secure placement. In addition, 26 percent would be appropriate for community placement and 47 percent would be appropriate for short-term care followed by community care. Tables and footnotes.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional reform
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile inmates; Juvenile offender classification; Wisconsin
Note: NCCD Focus (September 1989)
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