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About 750 youth are committed annually to JRA by county juvenile courts in Washington. JRA youth are very much at the deep end of delinquent behavior. These youngsters are typically serious and violent offenders or youth with extensive offense histories who have not responded to local sanctions and interventions.

The Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration serves youth in residential care and parole aftercare programs. Approximately 575 youth are in JRA residential programs on any given day and 375 are receiving parole services. Demographic characteristics are as follows:

Statistics are for November 1, 2011

Age

 

Age

Residential

Parole

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

11

1

0.20%

0

0.00%

12

4

0.70%

0

0.00%

13

16

2.80%

5

1.40%

14

40

7.10%

14

3.90%

15

75

13.30%

41

11.50%

16

103

18.20%

56

15.80%

17

144

25.40%

87

24.50%

18

124

21.90%

70

19.70%

19

40

7.10%

50

14.10%

20

19

3.40%

31

8.70%

21

0

0.00%

1

0.30%

Avg. Age

16.6

 

17.2

 

 

Gender

 

Gender

Residential

Parole

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

FEMALE

47

8.30%

18

5.10%

MALE

519

91.70%

337

94.90%

 

Ethnicity

 

Ethnicity

Residential

Parole

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

AFRICAN AMERICAN

97

17.10%

60

16.90%

ASIAN

9

1.60%

6

1.70%

CAUCASIAN

246

43.50%

195

54.90%

HISPANIC

103

18.20%

40

11.30%

MIXED

82

14.50%

42

11.80%

NATIVE AMERICAN

24

4.20%

10

2.80%

OTHER RACE

4

0.70%

2

0.60%

UNREPORTED

1

0.20%

0

0.00%

 

Types of Offenses

 

Offenses

Residential

Parole

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

ARSON

8

1.40%

2

0.60%

ASSAULT

125

22.10%

33

9.30%

BURGLARY

81

14.30%

33

9.30%

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

1

0.20%

1

0.30%

DRUG OFFENSE

14

2.50%

10

2.80%

ESCAPE

1

0.20%

6

1.70%

FORGERY

1

0.20%

1

0.30%

KIDNAPPING

1

0.20%

0

0.00%

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

6

1.10%

3

0.80%

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

27

4.80%

26

7.30%

MURDER/MANSLAUGHTER

9

1.60%

1

0.30%

OTHER OFFENSE

23

4.10%

13

3.70%

OTHER SEX OFFENSE

64

11.30%

109

30.70%

POSS. STOLEN PROP.

8

1.40%

0

0.00%

RAPE/RAPE OF A CHILD

35

6.20%

78

22.00%

ROBBERY

125

22.10%

22

6.20%

THEFT

25

4.40%

10

2.80%

WEAPON OFFENSE

11

1.90%

7

2.00%

 

Prior Offenses

 

Priors

Residential

Parole

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

0

182

32.20%

187

52.70%

1

39

6.90%

20

5.60%

2

45

8.00%

10

2.80%

3

39

6.90%

18

5.10%

4

41

7.30%

16

4.50%

5

42

7.40%

21

5.90%

6

34

6.00%

13

3.70%

7

29

5.10%

22

6.20%

8+

114

20.20%

48

13.50%

 

 

 

Youth come to JRA with complex disorders that are at the root of their criminal behavior and require dynamic treatment services. JRA tracks the percentage of youth who require services in the following areas:

 

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Offending/Misconduct
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Medically Fragile

 

This November 2011 snapshot shows the percentage of JRA youth needing services in each of these areas:

 

 

Co-Occurring Disorders

Over 80% of JRA youth, in both residential care and parole aftercare, have two, three or four of the disorders identified above. This November 2011 snapshot illustrates this complexity of service needs among JRA youth: