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NCJ Number: 134683 Find in a Library
Title: Offenses Committed by Juveniles While on Authorized Leave, Unauthorized Leave, and Minimum Security Status During Fiscal Year 1991
Corporate Author: Washington Dept of Social and Health Services
Division of Juvenile Rehabilitation
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Official records showed that youth on minimum security in Washington State committed 68 offenses and took 90 unauthorized leaves and that 2 of 371 authorized leaves resulted in property offenses for which the youths were later convicted.
Abstract: In addition, 155 unauthorized leaves occurred from juvenile residential institutions, and youths on unauthorized leaves committed a total of 85 offenses. Thirty-four percent of these unauthorized leaves were technical in nature and did not result in a criminal conviction for escape, however. Overall, juveniles on authorized leave, unauthorized leave, or minimum security status were convicted for 259 offenses, with 104 convictions for escape. Of the 155 other convictions, those involving intended or actual physical harm included a robbery, a burglary, an unlawful imprisonment, an attempted child molestation, a communication with a minor for immoral purposes, a vehicular assault, 20 simple assaults, and a reckless endangerment. Unauthorized leaves took place in 7 percent of the 1,273 minimum security placements that occurred during the year. Findings showed that although risks occur with the use of leaves and minimum security placements, the benefits for youth are also real and include greater family involvement in treatment and improved transition as they return to their communities. Tables, figure, and appended security standards.
Main Term(s): Furloughs; Juvenile reintegration
Index Term(s): Escape; Juvenile recidivism prediction; Juvenile rehabilitation; Washington
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