Risk Assessment of Delinquent Youths Committed to the Division of Youth Services, State of Georgia

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.