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West Virginia Corrections Annual Report 1998

NCJ Number
Michele McKnight; Tammy Collins
Date Published
December 1999
6 pages
This report describes juveniles in West Virginia juvenile correctional facilities during 1998.
The report includes statistics about juveniles taken into correctional facilities in 1998 and provides an overview of the juvenile correctional facility population between 1992 and 1998. Data for this report were taken from monthly population reports (MPRs) generated by juvenile correctional facility staff. Collection of the data began in 1992. The report is intended for criminal justice professionals and policy makers to facilitate sound policy decisions, ensure fair allocation of resources, and determine more appropriate juvenile crime prevention and intervention measures. The report presents the following data concerning juveniles committed to correctional facilities: gender; age at admission to detention center; race; offenses; and county offender rates. The report suggests that data in these tables should be interpreted only as a brief look at the situation in each county, and should be evaluated in conjunction with the individual policies and resources of the counties. Figures