At the Crossroads: A Population Profile of Youths Committed to the Alabama Department of Youth Services

Paul DeMuro and Jeffrey A. Butts (1989). At the Crossroads: A Population Profile of Youths Committed to the Alabama Department of Youth Services. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for the Study of Youth Policy, University of Michigan.

This study was initiated as part of an effort to assess Alabama’s needs for secure/institutional beds for juvenile offenders. The Department of Youth Services applied for an received a grant from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to carry out a study of the juvenile commitment popuulation. DYS contracted with Paul DeMuro to conduct the analysis, which was to include risk assessment. The purpose of the study was to help the State analyze and project its needs for secure care.