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NCJ Number: 91591 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Admission Characteristics of Youth Authority Wards, 1973-1982
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Tables present data on characteristics of first commitments to the California Youth Authority (CYA) from 1973-1982, including sex, court, area of commitment, commitment offense, ethnic group, median age, number of escapes, and other factors.
Abstract: A policy implemented in the second half of 1981 by CYA of rejecting many of the more serious commitments from criminal courts was cancelled in September 1982 because of Proposition 8. Thus, shifts in characteristics in 1981 and 1982 must be interpreted in terms of this policy change. Notable highlights are that juvenile court commitments now total 67 percent of total first admissions, ethnic minorities not constitute 68 percent of all new commitments to the CYA, and violent type offenses represent 45 percent of all new commitments.
Index Term(s): California; Corrections statistics; Juvenile correctional facilities; State correctional facilities
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