Risk Assessment Studies & Figures

System improvement is not accomplished by the walking through the numbers, but rather by effective management of the numbers.

Risk assessment technology is linked to alternative program development, because the Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (DRAI) can be designed to identify youth at low and modest risk levels than can safely be moved to non-secure, pretrial alternatives like Electronic Home Monitoring (EM).

The review of the detained population revealed a number of youth (Status Offenders and Probation Violators) who qualify for release, but need additional structure and supervision. For these youth, Day or Evening reporting centers are viable and cost-effective options to secure detention. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and other research institutes have shown that several community based programs have been proven to be effective in the recidivism and crime in cost effective manners.

Knowing why we value our community support and resources, you may appreciate reviewing some of the positive statistics provided below.

Program Figures From 1st Quarter 2007 (January - March)

*Improved from 1,825 Admissions to Secure Detention in 2006
Alternative Program
Pre-Adjudicated Admissions
Post-Adjudicated Admissions
Total Admissions
FTA Re-Arrests
Electronic Monitoring
43 105 148 0 0
EM + Day Reporting
13 21 34 0 0
Non-Confined Day Reporting
0 65 65 0 0
Evening Reporting
0 39 39 0 0
Weekend Reporting
0 87 87 0 0
Community Service - Probation Violation
0 33 33 0 0
Community Service - Status Offender
0 96 96 0 0
Totals 56 446 502* 0 0

Annual Detention Alternative Goals

Program Goals
Outcome From Past Nine Months
Outcome Projected for the Year
Reduce detention days from 5,985 to 2,895 for Probation Violations.
2.135 2,846
Make 800 Probation Violation referrals to Detention Alternatives.
555 740
Make 150 Status Offender Violation referrals to Detention Alternatives.
356 475
20% of referrals to Detention Alternatives will be minority youth.
23% 23%