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NCJ Number: 66738 Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS - JUVENILE PROBATION ADMISSIONS, 1977
Author(s): B DROWN; M S MITCHELL
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Systems and Evaluation
United States
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53702
Publication Number: C-55B
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: STATISTICAL DATA REFLECTING JUVENILE PROBATION ADMISSIONS TO THE WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS DURING 1977 ARE PRESENTED PRIMARILY IN TABULAR FORM, WITH CONSIDERATION OF COMPARATIVE YEARLY DATA.
Abstract: THERE WAS A DECREASE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS TO PROBATION FOR 1976 (278 TO 249) WITH THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE DECREASE OCCURRING IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA. THE MEDIAN AGE FOR JUVENILE MALES PLACED UNDER SUPERVISION WAS 15.8; THE MEDIAN AGE FOR FEMALES WAS 15.7 YEARS. THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN AGES OF ALL JUVENILES PLACED ON PROBATION. YOUNGER JUVENILES ARE NOW BEING PLACED AS COMPARED WITH PREVIOUS YEARS. WHILE SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT REPORTED AT ADMISSION FOR MALE JUVENILES REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE, THE PERCENTAGE OF FEMALE JUVENILES ADJUSTING SATISFACTORILY INCREASED FROM 13.3 PERCENT IN 1976 TO 36.8 PERCENT IN 1977. IN ADDITION, THE PERCENTAGE OF FEMALES NOT IN SCHOOL DECREASED FROM 10 PERCENT IN 1976 TO 2.7 PERCENT IN 1977. THERE HAS BEEN A MARKED DECREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF MALE YOUTHS REPORTED AT ADMISSION AS EARNING LESS THAN $400 PER MONTH. A SHARP INCREASE WAS NOTED FROM 1973 TO 1977 IN THE PERCENTAGE OF FEMALE YOUTHS CONSIDERED TO HAVE DISRUPTIVE DRINKING PROBLEMS. PERCENTAGES OF YOUTH REPORTED AS HAVING HAD PRIMARILY REPUTABLE ASSOCIATES HAVE DECREASED FOR BOTH MALES AND FEMALES OVER THE SAME 5-YEAR PERIOD. FOR BOTH MALES AND FEMALES, THERE HAS BEEN A MARKED DECREASE IN THE PERCENTAGES REGARDED AS HAVING SOME ABILITY TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. FEMALE YOUTHS CLASSIFIED AT ADMISSION AS BEING EMOTIONALLY STABLE HAVE ALSO DECREASED. TABLES AND APPENDIXES PROVIDE THE BULK OF THE REPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LWM)
Index Term(s): Juvenile probation; Juvenile probation statistics; Wisconsin
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