Research Report Delinquent Youth Committed to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 2004-2011
Akiva Liberman, Jennifer Yahner, John Roman
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This report explores recent trends in the commitment of delinquent youth to the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). Commitments to DYRS increased considerably from 2006-07 to 2009-10, due to more youth being committed following adjudication on misdemeanors. In 2011, commitments to DYRS declined, due to fewer youth being committed on felonies. By 2011, most youth committed to DYRS were misdemeanants. Understanding these shifts in the youth committed to DYRS will require a broad exploration of juvenile justice case processing involving all delinquent youth, using integrated data across juvenile justice agencies.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Children and youth
Tags Courts and sentencing Crime and justice analytics Juvenile justice Delinquency and crime Neighborhoods and youth development Washington, DC, research initiative Youth development
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV