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NCJ Number: 32745 Find in a Library
Title: CALIFORNIA - DEPARTMENT OF THE YOUTH AUTHORITY - THE SAN DIEGO DETENTION CONTROL STUDY, AUGUST 1974 - JULY 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT ON A PROJECT TO REDUCE OVERCROWDING IN THE JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY THROUGH DIVERSION OF LESS SERIOUS STATUS OFFENDERS - TRUANTS, RUNAWAYS, AND THOSE FOUND UNCONTROLLABLE IN HOME AND SCHOOL - FROM DETENTION.
Abstract: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PROJECT GOALS, THE DETENTION CONTROL UNIT RECOMMENDS FOR DETENTION ONLY THOSE YOUTHS WHO ARE CHARGED WITH PROVABLE FELONIES. EVALUATION IS BASED ON REFERRAL DATA. RESULTS INDICATE THAT UNDER THE PROGRAM, THE AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDENCE AT THE DETENTION CENTER DROPPED BELOW CAPACITY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS, WHILE JUVENILE ARREST RATES REMAINED ALMOST CONSTANT. RECIDIVISM, DEFINED AS RE-REFERRAL TO THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT, WAS FOUND TO BE SLIGHTLY, BUT STATISTICALLY INSIGNIFICANTLY, LESS FOR THOSE INITIALLY DETAINED BEFORE RELEASE THAN FOR THOSE RELEASED AT INTAKE. THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THAT BUILT-IN MONITORING SYSTEMS BE DESIGNED FOR DIVERSION AND THAT RECOGNITION BE MADE OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES. STATISTICS RELATED TO ALL PHASES OF THE PROGRAM AND EVALUATION ARE PRESENTED IN NUMEROUS TABLES. SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Index Term(s): California; Diversion programs; Juvenile detention; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile status offenders; Parent education; Police diversion; Pretrial procedures; Program evaluation
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