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NCJ Number: 50419 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN VIRGINIA - A COMPENDIUM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Virginia Division of Youth Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Division of Youth Services
Richmond, VA 23225
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION IS PRESENTED ON DELINQUENCY PREVENTION SERVICES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS IN SIX REGIONS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
Abstract: MORE THAN 41,000 YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE WERE ARRESTED IN VIRGINIA DURING 1977. JUVENILES ACCOUNTED FOR 35 PERCENT OF ALL INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED FOR THE SERIOUS CRIMES OF MURDER, MANSLAUGHTER, FORCIBLE RAPE, ROBBERY, BURGLARY, LARCENY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT. APPROXIMATELY 40 PERCENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE APPEARING IN JUVENILE COURTS HAD BEEN THERE PREVIOUSLY FOR OTHER OFFENSES. EACH STEP OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS, INCLUDING ARREST, INTAKE, DETENTION, ADJUDICATION, DISPOSITION, PROBATION, INCARCERATION, AND AFTERCARE, REQUIRES THE EXPENDITURE OF CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES. THE INTAKE PROCESS COSTS ALMOST $18 PER CASE, OFFICIAL PROBATION ABOUT $26 PER CASE PER MONTH, AND AFTERCARE ABOUT $30 PER CASE PER MONTH. THE COST OF INCARCERATING ONE YOUTH IN A STATE LEARNING CENTER FOR A YEAR IS APPROXIMATELY $10,500. STATISTICS ON YOUTH CRIME IN VIRGINIA DEMONSTRATE THAT A REACTIVE STRATEGY HAS DONE LITTLE TO REDUCE THE STATE'S DELINQUENCY RATE. THE PREVENTION APPROACH TO DELINQUENCY IS IN A FORMATIVE STAGE OF EVOLUTION IN VIRGINIA. AVAILABLE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION SERVICES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORTS ARE LISTED, WITH INFORMATION ON PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, BUDGET AND FUNDING SOURCES, AND NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEING SERVED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Cost analysis; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice employment/expenditure data; Juvenile offense statistics; Juvenile statistics; Public education; Virginia
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