Factors Contributing To Recidivism Among Youth Placed With The New York State Division For Youth

  title={Factors Contributing To Recidivism Among Youth Placed With The New York State Division For Youth},
  author={George E. Pataki and Katherine N. Lapp}
  • George E. Pataki, Katherine N. Lapp
C This study examined recidivism among 9477 juvenile offenders (JOs), juvenile delinquents (JDs), and persons in need of supervision (PINS) who were discharged from the custody of the Division for Youth (DFY) from 1991 through 1995. C Most of the youth placed in DFY custody were proven recidivists with multiple personal risk factors facing difficult environmental circumstances. Case files were reviewed for a subsample of 2763 JDs and PINS. Nine out of ten of these had prior arrests or PINS… CONTINUE READING
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