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NCJ Number: 68858 Find in a Library
Title: YOUTH AUTHORITY IN 1980
Journal: YOUTH AUTHORITY QUARTERLY  Volume:33  Issue:4  Dated:(SPRING 1980)  Pages:3-16
Author(s): P S WEST
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ORIGIN, CONCERNS, AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY (CYA) ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: DISCUSSION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYA CENTERS ON THE DEPARTMENT'S UNIQUENESS AS A STATE ENTITY AND THE DEPARTMENT'S FOCUS ON REHABILITATION FOR YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. A LOOK AT THE KINDS OF JUVENILES SERVED BY THE DEPARTMENT REVEALS SUCH RECENT TRENDS AS THE INCREASING AGE, THE CRIMINAL SOPHISTICATION, THE HIGHER PROPORTION OF MINORITIES, THE REMOVAL OF STATUS OFFENDERS, AND THE DECLINE IN THE NUMBERS OF FEMALE WARDS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE 1970'S. AN OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT REVEALS ITS MANDATES FOR PROVIDING DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS, PAROLE SUPERVISION FOLLOWING THE INCARCERATION PERIOD, IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL CONDITIONS, AND IMPLEMENTING INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS SUCH AS CONSERVATION AND FIREFIGHTING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUTHFUL INMATES. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED UNDER THE DEPARTMENT. POPULATION TRENDS THAT ARE FORCING THE DEPARTMENT TO CONSIDER NEW CONSTRUCTION BECAUSE OF OVERCROWDING ARE DETAILED. PROCEDURES FOLLOWED UNDER THE PAROLE SERVICES COMPONENT OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE DESCRIBED. ATTEMPTS TO ESTABLISH PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS ARE MENTIONED, AND CYA PLANS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS (SUCH AS POPULATION PREDICTIONS) ARE NOTED. NO REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): California; Youth Services Bureau
Note: PRESENTED TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON CORRECTIONS ON DECEMBER 18, 1979
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