This report summarizes the data for three groups of youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services between 2008 and 2012. The three groups are as follows:
Diverted youth: Diversion occurs when a referred youth is formally diverted by a Juvenile Community Corrections Officer (JCCO) from the juvenile justice system. Diversion may take the form of an informal adjustment, including sole sanction, or no further action. Youth who are successfully diverted do not continue on through the juvenile justice system. They may, however, be placed back into the justice system if they do not fulfill the terms of diversion.
Supervised youth: These youth had formal charges brought against them, were adjudicated by a judge, and subsequently placed under Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) supervision in the community (i.e., probation). Some of these youth may have spent a period of their supervision detained in a Youth Development Center yet were not committed.
Committed youth: Prior to release, these youth were adjudicated and were either sentenced by a judge to commitment within one of Maine’s secure facilities or were sentenced to probation terms which were subsequently revoked.
This report includes analysis of youth demographics (including gender, age, and race/ethnicity), offense class and type, facility, length of supervision (months to release and/or discharge), Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS-CMI) risk levels when available, and participation in Community Reintegration when applicable. For the purpose of this report, recidivism is defined as whether an adjudicated youth is re-adjudicated (as a juvenile) or convicted (as an adult) for an offense committed following diversion or discharge from DOC supervision (e.g., probation or commitment). Civil class adjudications or convictions are not included as recidivism events in this report.
Dumont, Robyn MPPM, "2016 Juvenile Recidivism Report" (2016). Maine Statistical Analysis Center. 18.