Delinquency referrals are continuing to trend downward, while the number of juvenile arrests has remained steady.
These were among the primary takeaways of Kenosha County’s 2017 Youth Justice Report, unveiled during a presentation in Circuit Judge Jodi Meier’s courtroom on Friday.
Prepared annually since 2005, the report provides the community and its stakeholders with data on local trends in the juvenile justice system and the progress made toward meeting improvement goals.
This information is compiled by Kenosha County Juvenile Court Intake Services and the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services-Court Services Unit – agencies that both work with youth who are delinquent or habitually truant from school.
The report analyzes indicators including juvenile arrests, secure detention admissions and program referrals. Cases that have been closes are examined to determine non-recidivism rates, community service work hours completed, restitution collected and improvement in risk and protective factors.
Some of the 2017 report’s highlights include:
The full report, as well as previous years’ editions, is available here.