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2009 Juvenile Court Report Card to the Community

Hopscotch.JPGUtah's Juvenile Courts release a report every year that charts the Juvenile Courts' progress in improving community safety and reducing youth crime recidivism.

The Report Card measures improvement in the following categories:

  • Delinquency Referrals
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Restitution Paid
  • Law Abiding Behavior
  • Drug Testing
  • Community Service

The 2009 Report Card to the Community is now available at the Utah State Courts website. Among the report's findings:

  • Delinquency referrals for male felony cases dropped 1% from 2007 to 2008, while the referrals for female status offenses dropped 2%.
  • The Re-Offense rate for both male and female offenders rose 2% between 2005 and 2006.
  • Offenders paid over $750,000 in restitution in 2008, an increase of over $100,000 from 2007.
  • Offenders completed over 410,000 hours of community service in 2008.

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