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Title: California Youth Authority's Affirmative Action Statistics Report Number 16
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 62
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: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the status of California's Youth Authority Affirmative Action Program as of September 30, 1981; program goals and statistical information are emphasized.
Abstract: The program was formally adopted in 1974 for the purpose of attaining equal employment opportunity for Youth Authority (YA) personnel. Statistics reveal that the proportion of minorities among total YA personnel showed a gain of 2.9 percent during the 12-month period ending September 30, 1981. There was an increase of 0.2 percentage for women. The total workforce included 2,163 minorities, or 40.1 percent; the affirmative action goal is 37.4 percent. During the 6-month period ending September 1981, 223 additional full-time employees were hired; of these, 110 were minorities. Full-time minority employees represented 27.3 percent of headquarters personnel, 39.1 percent of facility personnel, and 43.4 percent of the parole workforce. The department met its affirmative action goal for black personnel (20.4 percent) in the major client-serving categories of teaching, treatment, and security. The department surpassed its goal for Spanish employees in the security category. For Native Americans, the department did not meet its 0.7 goal in any category. An appendix listing YA personnel positions and 16 tables are provided. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): California; Children of incarcerated offenders; Corrections statistics; Minority employment
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