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Title: Youth in Care 1994 Annual Report
Author(s): W Kahalas; L Lyons; E MacGregor
Corporate Author: New York State Office of Children and Family Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 74
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1994 annual report of the New York State Division for Youth provides information on adjudicated youth in the residential and nonresidential programs in the Division's rehabilitation system; to provide a comprehensive overview of the system, detailed information on admitted, in-custody, and discharged youth is included, along with 9-year trends on selected youth characteristics.
Abstract: During 1994 there were 2,592 admissions, the largest number in recent history; there was a 4-percent increase over the previous year and a 28-percent increase since 1988, when admissions were 2,030. At the end of 1993, there were 3,756 youths in custody. During 1994 the number of youths in care increased by almost 300 (8 percent); and by year's end, 4,048 youths were being served. Youth in custody at the end of 1993 plus admissions during 1994 amounted to more than 5 of every 1,000 youths between 13 and 17 years old in New York State. Latino admissions increased again this year and now account for 25 percent of all admissions. Both African-American non-Latino and white non-Latino admissions declined slightly as a percentage of all admissions. For the first time in 7 years, the number of youths admitted as juvenile offenders decreased. There was virtually no increase in the number of youths admitted for crimes against persons between 1993 and 1994. A total of 374 juveniles were admitted with a "controlled substance" crime as their most serious offense. Of the approximately 2,219 juveniles who had household assessments in 1994, 49 percent came from households that did not have two adults, and 16 percent came from households where there was no parent present. New York City accounted for almost 60 percent of the youths admitted and discharged in 1994. 10 tables, 12 figures, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate characteristics; Juvenile inmate statistics; New York
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