2009 Juvenile Court Report Card to the Community
Utah'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.