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Title: Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Data Resource Guide Fiscal Year 2007
Corporate Author: Virginia Dept of Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 214
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Services
Richmond, VA 23219
Virginia Dept of Juvenile Justice
Richmond, VA 23218-1110
Grant Number: 2004-JB-FX-0047
Sale Source: Virginia Dept of Juvenile Justice
P.O. Box 1110 7th & Franklin Streets
Richmond, VA 23218-1110
United States of America
Document: DOC
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report for fiscal year 2007 provides an overview of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and presents data on juvenile justice programs, the juveniles who participate in them, and their reoffense rates.
Abstract: The stated mission of the DJJ is "to protect the public through a balanced approach of accountability and comprehensive services that prevent and reduce delinquency through partnerships with families, schools, communities, law enforcement, and others, while providing opportunities for delinquent youth to become responsible and productive citizens." This report is a comprehensive summary of data on juveniles who enter Virginia's juvenile justice system. It provides researchers and the public with access to information on the number and types of youth for whom the DJJ provides services, including their demographics, the family and delinquency cases that come before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, the array of programs and services provided, and statistics related to juveniles processed by the juvenile systems in each Virginia locality. The Guide provides a narrative overview of Virginia's juvenile justice system and provides information needed to assess the extent to which it is cost-effective. It includes spending summaries, reoffending rates, and an explanation of how DJJ determines the amount of time that a juvenile will spend in DJJ centers if he/she is committed by a judge to DJJ's care. Twelve appendixes address staffing expenditures for fiscal year 2007, facility classifications and guidelines for placement, a risk-assessment instrument, various forms used in juvenile processing, and a statistical summary.
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile delinquent demographic data; Juvenile recidivism statistics; OJJDP grant-related documents; State juvenile justice systems; Virginia
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