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Recidivism Findings For Offenders Released by Department of Corrections From Oregon Youth Authority Close Custody FY01-FY05 Cohorts

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Date Published
May 2007
12 pages
This report presents recidivism rates for youth released from Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) close-custody facilities between the start of fiscal year 2001 (FY01) and the end of fiscal year 2005 (FY05).
In the analysis, a recidivism event is any felony adjudication (juvenile court) or felony conviction (adult court) from the date the individual was released from OYA close custody. Recidivism rates are calculated at 12, 24, and 36 months; however, most of the analysis is based on the more stable 36-month rates, which were available only for the cohorts released in FY01, FY02, and FY03. The release cohorts between FY01 and FY03 showed an upward trend in 36-month recidivism rates. Recidivism increased from 12.5 percent in the FY01 cohort to 18.8 percent in the FY03 cohort. Greater recidivism among males accounted for the change. There were no cases of recidivism among females from any of the cohorts. Those who recidivated were most likely to have one or more of the following characteristics: released in the FY03 cohort, male, in the age 16-17 age group when released from OYA close custody to postprison supervision, and a member of the overrepresented minority group (Hispanics, African-Americans, Native Americans, and Asians). Those who did not recidivate were most likely to be released in the FY01 cohort, female, in the age-21-and-over group when released from custody to postprison supervision, and a member of the "all-others" racial/ethnic group (Caucasians and other/unknown race/ethnicities). 8 tables, 3 figures, and appended supplementary tables