This is an excellent resource for Juvenile Data. There are an assortment of statistical tools available on the website.
“EZACJRP was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth’s age, sex, race/ethnicity, placement status, length of stay, and most serious offense”.
Access the Website HERE
This report explores the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Deep-End Initiative, which is helping juvenile justice jurisdictions safely and significantly reduce youth confinement — especially for young people of color.
In America today, youth of color are consistently overrepresented in courtrooms and detention centers, youth prisons and other residential institutions. This disparity is most extreme for youth in court-ordered institutions — often called the “deep end” of the system — and for youth transferred from juvenile to adult criminal courts.
See the report HERE
Intuitively this doesn’t make sense.
It seems more likely that Longer sentences are for more serious crimes or a history of crime and people who violate more serious crime or have a long history of crime are more prone to recidivate therefore juveniles with longer stays will probably recidivate sooner.
Juveniles with longer sentences are being compared to juveniles with shorter sentencing. It makes sense that the results show juveniles that receive a shorter sentence will have a lower recidivism rate.
A proper experiment would be to divide groups of juveniles eligible for long sentences into two comparable groups where one group receives the full sentence and the other group receives a shorter sentence and see how long it takes for each group to recidivate.
Study: Long-term juvenile incarceration fails to decrease reoffending rates — Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
— Read on www.cjcj.org/mobile/news/5476
More Juvenile Resources
Promoting a New Direction for Youth Justice: Strategies to Fund a Community-Based Continuum of Care and Opportunity | Urban Institute
— Read on www.urban.org/research/publication/promoting-new-direction-youth-justice-strategies-fund-community-based-continuum-care-and-opportunity
Years after serving time as a youth offender, the photographer Brian Frank has devoted himself to documenting young men’s experiences with the criminal justice system.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/lens/juvenile-incarceration-california-brian-l-frank.html