Jeffrey A. Butts (2004). Organizing Data and People for Juvenile Justice Population Forecasts. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
Efforts to anticipate future demands for juvenile justice facilities and services are generally known as forecasting. A forecasting process typically begins with an analysis of demographics, juvenile crime, and juvenile justice caseloads. This paper describes some of the preparations necessary to use the Urban Institute’s “Juvenile Forecaster” model [no longer available].