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State of Iowa Juvenile Delinquency Service Report--State Fiscal Year 2007

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Date Published
October 2007
37 pages
This report presents data on juvenile services programming for youths adjudicated delinquent and placed in programming by the courts in the State of Iowa for fiscal year 2007.
Summary highlights from the data include: (1) nearly 75 percent of all youth served were between the ages of 15 and 17; (2) males constituted 73.5 percent of the overall population served with 84 percent of the population in Supervised Community Treatment being male; (3) Hispanic females were 10 percent of the population in Lifeskills versus 6.1 percent of total population; (4) mixed race males were unsuccessful 48.9 percent of the time under Tracking and Monitoring; (5) 27.5 percent of youth had a subsequent complaint after discharge; (6) youth discharging unsuccessfully from programming more often had subsequent felony and property charges; (7) when considering all youth who had a subsequent complaint, there was an average period of 132 days between discharge from programming and new complaint; (8) of the 2,457 youth receiving services in 2005, 23.2 percent were convicted in the adult system on or before September 2007; and (9) minorities had a recidivism rate in the adult system of 24.6 percent, while Whites had a rate of 22.9 percent; minorities with the highest recidivism rates in the adult system were African-American (28.8 percent) and Native American (33.3 percent). Delinquency services programming is available to youth who have been adjudicated delinquent and/or placed into such programming by the Iowa Courts. Programming is provided through Juvenile Court Services across eight Judicial Districts and includes: Tracking and Monitoring, Supervised Community Treatment, and Lifeskills. Of the 3,682 service records included in this report, there were 3,224 unique case identification numbers, resulting in 458 records where a youth was represented more than once either within the same service or across multiple services. Data are provided on delinquency services programming for youth discharging from the three services between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007. Tables and figures