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Title: Establishing a Benchmark to Measure the Impact of Progressive Sanctions Guidelines
Author(s): N Arrigona; B Bryan; L Riechers
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
Austin, TX 78711
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United States of America

Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
P.O. Box 13332, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Progressive sanctions guidelines became effective in Texas on January 1, 1996, and juvenile dispositions in 21 counties in 1995 were analyzed in relation to these guidelines.
Abstract: A computerized simulation template was developed to calculate the recommended progressive sanctions guideline level of cases disposed in the 21 counties in 1995. The template was used to estimate the potential impact of progressive sanctions guidelines on future dispositions and to set a benchmark in each county to measure subsequent progress in guideline implementation. Examining actual 1995 juvenile dispositions and comparing them to dispositions that would have been recommended if the guidelines were fully implemented showed the guidelines would have called for 3.5 times fewer cautionary supervisions, over twice as many deferred prosecutions, and fewer dispositions to regular probation but over five times more dispositions to intensive supervision probation. Future analysis using the template assessment framework will be used to determine the extent to which the adoption of progressive sanctions guidelines and related increases in State funding will impact the disposition patterns of juvenile cases in the 21 counties. Background information on the progressive sanctions guidelines is provided. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile case disposition
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile offense statistics; Juvenile sentencing; Texas
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