Jeffrey A. Butts and Paul DeMur0 (1990). Risk Assessment of Delinquent Youths Committed to the Division of Youth Services, State of Georgia. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Youth Policy.
With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Center for the Study of Youth Policy conducted a study of more than 3,300 delinquent youths under commitment to the Georgia Division of Youth Services (DYS) on a single day: March 1, 1990. The study analyzed the youths’ criminal histories and demographic characteristics and ranked the entire sample along a continuum estimating the risk they presented to public safety.