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Corporate Author: Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 198
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Cmtte
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee publishes this annual report, summarizing juvenile justice data, juvenile justice problems, awards of Federal funds, and the State's compliance with the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.
Abstract: Priority problem areas discussed in this report include the increasing numbers of juvenile offenders, alternatives to detention, delinquency prevention and target selection, and transitional services for juvenile offenders. The findings presented in this report show that the number of youth in the at-risk age range will increase in the coming years, as high school drop-out rates, minority youth populations, and the number of families receiving welfare and being referred to child protective services all increase. The number of juvenile arrests increased slightly in 1992 over the previous year. There were 3,003 arrests for violent offenses in 1992, more than double the number a decade earlier. In 1992, 243 juveniles were sentenced outside the standard range. Over 19,000 juveniles were held in detention facilities on separate charges during the reporting period. The average daily population in Department of Juvenile Rehabilitation residential programs and institutions increased significantly over the past 3-4 years, and much faster than the rate of the 10- to 17-year-old population growth during the same period. 22 figures and 78 tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Corrections; Courts; Grants or contracts; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile detention; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice research; Statistics; Washington
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