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Abstract

California counties receiving funds from Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) programs are required to report six outcome measures to the California State Legislature on an annual basis to measure the success of the program. These outcome measures are (1) successful completion of probation, (2) arrests, (3) probation violations, (4) incarcerations, (5) successful completion of restitution, and (6) successful completion of community service. This fiscal year 2004–05 annual report summarizes those findings, as well as additional program information gathered by the Los Angeles County Probation Department based on its oversight and monitoring of program implementation and outcomes. The report will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners interested in the effectiveness of intervention programs for participating youths and those involved in the juvenile justice system.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Background

  • Chapter Two

    Current JJCPA Programs and FY04–05 Outcome Measures

  • Chapter Three

    Evaluating the Quality of JJCPA Program Implementation

  • Chapter Four

    Juvenile Justice Costs for JJCPA Participants

  • Chapter Five

    Summary and Conclusions

  • Appendix A

    JJCPA Services and Programs

  • Appendix B

    Comparison Group and Reference Period for JJCPA Programs

  • Appendix C

    Probation’s Ranking of the “Big Six” Outcome Measures

  • Appendix D

    Community-Based Organizations that Provided Services for JJCPA Programs in FY04–05

  • Appendix E

    CSA-Mandated and Supplemental Outcomes for Individual JJCPA Programs, FY04–05

  • Appendix F

    CSA-Mandated Outcomes by Gender

  • Appendix G

    CSA-Mandated Outcomes by Cluster

The research described in this report was conducted within RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (ISE), a division of the RAND Corporation, for the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

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