RESULTS

How did the system change?

The impact on the system was manageable from the start, particularly because the number of new cases did not live up to projections. In fact, the system remained smaller than it had been a decade ago. That effect is less evident at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and in probation caseloads.

Status Offenders, referrals to court, 2006-2013

2006 - 4560; 2007 - 3833; 2008 - 2764; 2009 - 2475; 2010 - 3172; 2011 - 2958; 2012 - 3291; 2013 - 3698

Delinquency cases, referrals to court, 2006-2013

2006 - 14280; 2007 - 13302; 2008 - 11421; 2009 - 9763; 2010 - 12983; 2011 - 11092; 2012 - 11398; 2013 - 11960

New Juvenile Cases — Connecticut

2010, Total: 16,275, 16-year-olds: 4,186. 2011, Total: 14,435, 16-year-olds: 3,994. 2012, Total: 14,913, 16-year-olds: 3,272, 17-year-olds: 1,687. 2013, Total: 15,639, 16-year-olds: 2,894, 17-year-olds: 3,262.

Source: CSSD

Delinquency commitments by age

2009: Under 16, 173; 16 and 17, 33; Total: 206; 2010: Under 16, 123; 16 and 17, 136; Total: 259; 2011: Under 16, 97; 16 and 17, 133; Total: 230; 2012: Under 16, 69; 16 and 17, 138; Total: 207; 2013: Under 16, 91; 16 and 17, 162; Total: 253; 2014 (year-to-date, as of May 1): Under 16, 17; 16 and 17, 60; Total: 77

Source: CSSD

Age distribution at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School

Year

Admissions Average age
2009 203 16
2010 200 15
2011 177 16
2012 201 16
2013 252 16

Source: CJTS Advisory Committee Annual Reports

Avg. daily population in detention, by age group

2009: 82.3 total; 100% under 16.
2010: 100.3 total; 68.2 over 16, 32.1 under.
2011: 95.4 total; 58.2 over 16, 37.2 under.
2012: 81.7 total; 49.7 over 16, 32 under.
2013: 95.1 total; 47.2 over 16, 47.9 under.

Source: CSSD

Avg. caseload size juvenile probation

2009: 28.9 total, all under 16.
2010: 28.1 total; 26.4 under 16, 1.7 over.
2011: 32.2 total; 24.6 under 16, 7.6 over.
2012: 31.6 total; 23 under 16, 8.6 over.
2013: 30.5 total; 21.2 under 16, 9.3 over.

Source: CSSD

Caseload at Manson Youth

Manson Youth is a Department of Correction facility for older youth charged as adults. Some 16- and 17-year-olds continue to be housed there, as they were convicted of A or B felonies.

2009: 16, 83; 17, 229. 2010: 16, 60; 17, 163. 2011: 16, 42; 17, 144. 2012 (though October): 16, 32; 17, 94.

Source: DOC

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