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Juvenile Justice Outcome Evaluation Report 2010: Youth Released from the Division of Juvenile Justice in Fiscal Year 2004-05

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Date Published
August 2010
50 pages
This report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice, contains the Juvenile Justice Outcome Evaluation Report for 2010.
This report provides an analysis of recidivism rates for juveniles released from California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities during fiscal year 2004-2005. Highlights from the analysis include: at the end of 3 years, youth released from DJJ in FY 2004-05 had an 81.1 percent arrest rate, 56.5 percent were returned to State-level incarceration, 33.8 percent were returned/recommitted to DJJ, 32.3 percent were returned/committed to DAI, and 73.9 percent of youth who returned to State-level incarceration did so within 18 months. Other findings include non-violent offenders had higher arrest, return/commitment to DAI, and any State-level incarceration rates than violent offenders. This information in this report includes the number of youth who were committed for serious violent offenses, including sex offenses, as well as for non-violent offenses. In 2007, the State of California passed a law mandating that only youth who had committed a serious violent offense were to be sentenced to DJJ facilities. This report, and future reports, lists violent releases separate from non-violent releases. The report includes eight primary sections: evaluation design lists the objectives and purpose of the evaluation; research methods used in the evaluation; personal and offender characteristics of the release cohort; overall DJJ youth recidivism rates; rates of first releases versus re-releases; time to failure rates; offender characteristics by offense type; and conclusion. Tables, figures, and appendixes