RD623 - Data Resource Guide: Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides an overview of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), highlighting fiscal year (FY) 2017 data and trends in all program and service areas, including court service units (CSUs), Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA) programs, juvenile detention centers (JDCs), and direct care programs. A summary of DJJ’s juvenile population forecast, a recidivism analysis, and a breakdown of DJJ’s expenditures and staffing levels are also included. DJJ is hopeful that this report will be useful to both state and local policymakers and juvenile justice stakeholders. The following data highlights are presented in the report:
Trends, FY 2016-2017
• Intake complaints decreased 2.8% from 199,057 to 193,402.
Juvenile Characteristics, FY 2017
• The average ages of juveniles were as follows:
• 80.8% of juvenile intake complaints were diversion-eligible. 24.1% of juvenile intake complaints were resolved, unfounded, or diverted as the initial intake decision.
• 17.6% of all juvenile intake cases were for felony offenses, 39.1% of all new probation cases were for felony offenses, and 85.5% of all commitments were for felony offenses.
• The majority of direct care admissions had a mental health or treatment need:
Length of Stay (LOS) Averages, FY 2017
Average LOSs were as follows:
• JDC releases
Forecast, FY 2018-2023
• The JDC forecast projects that the ADP will decline by an average of 2.0% annually over the next six FYs, reaching an ADP of 568 in FY 2023.
Reconviction Rates for FY 2012-2015, Tracked through FY 2017
The 12-month reconviction rates fluctuated within the following ranges:
• Probation placements: 23.0-26.5%.
Expenditures, FY 2017
• DJJ expended a total of $210,027,158.