2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:933 - Office of juvenile justice; statistical data collection; reporting

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:933 (2018)

§933. Office of juvenile justice; statistical data collection; reporting

            A. Statistical data collection. The office of juvenile justice shall collect, maintain, and regularly report a record of statistical data concerning the services it provides, the youth it serves, the outcomes experienced by the youth, and the funds it expends.

            B. Publication and reporting. (1) The office of juvenile justice shall tabulate, analyze, and publish electronically, on the website maintained by the office of juvenile justice, on or before January fifteenth and June fifteenth of each year, the complete set of statistical data required to be collected and reported under this Section.

            (2) The first such electronic publication of all data collected and reported in this Section shall be published electronically no later than January 15, 2018.

            (3) The statistical data published under this Section shall not include any identifying information concerning any youth served by the office of juvenile justice, but shall be limited to the nonidentifying information authorized for release under Children's Code Article 412(B).

            C. Maintenance of data. All data collected and maintained under this Section shall be maintained by the office and shall remain available through the office's website for a minimum of five years after collection.

            D. Data to be collected and maintained. The data collected and maintained under this Section shall include but not be limited to the following data points for each child served:

            (1) Name.

            (2) Unique identification number assigned for the purposes of analyzing and reporting de-identified data.

            (3) Date of birth.

            (4) Gender.

            (5) Race and ethnicity.

            (6) Parish of residence.

            (7) Parish in which the child was committed or placed on probation.

            (8) Offenses with which the child was initially petitioned, with each offense stored as an individual variable.

            (9) Offenses of adjudication, including variety of status offense, if applicable, with each offense stored as an individual variable.

            (10) Date of adjudication prior to the disposition resulting in the child being placed under the supervision, care, or custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (11) Date of disposition resulting in the child being placed under the supervision, care, or custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (12) The child's total number of prior episodes, disaggregated by whether the offense leading to each episode was a misdemeanor, felony, or both.

            (13) The most serious known offense of the child.

            (14) Length of disposition imposed that resulted in the child being placed under the supervision, care, or custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (15) Length of suspended commitment imposed that resulted in the child being placed under the supervision, care, or custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (16) If the child was revoked on probation or parole, whether the revocation was initiated by motion of the office of juvenile justice, the district attorney, or both.

            (17) The initial judicial disposition of a child committed to the custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (18) The initial office of juvenile justice disposition for a child committed to the custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (19) The total amount of time spent in secure care.

            (20) The total amount of time spent in nonsecure care.

            (21) The release date.

            (22) The length of time on parole supervision.

            (23) If any recommendation is made for the early release by the office of juvenile justice.

            (24) Whether or not the office of juvenile justice's recommendation for early release was granted.

            (25) The number of days spent in a detention center after commitment to the office of juvenile justice and prior to placement in a secure or nonsecure facility.

            (26) If the child was committed to the secure custody of the office of juvenile justice:

            (a) The last school grade completed by the child before commitment.

            (b) The last school grade completed by the child upon release from the custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            (c) If the child was on HISET or Carnegie Units while in the custody of the office of juvenile justice.

            E. Data to be reported. The reports mandated by the office of juvenile justice shall include but not be limited to the following data:

            (1) Disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, parish of prosecution, and most serious offense of adjudication, data including:

            (a) The total number of children admitted to the custody of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year, further disaggregated by whether the admission was incident to an initial disposition, a revocation of probation, or a revocation of parole.

            (b) The total number of children who spent a minimum of one day in the office of juvenile justice's secure custody during the preceding year.

            (c) The total number of children who spent a minimum of one day in the office of juvenile justice's nonsecure custody during the preceding year.

            (d) The duration of the commitment imposed by the court for all children admitted to the custody of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year.

            (e) The average length of stay in secure custody of all children released from the office of juvenile justice's secure custody in the preceding year.

            (f) The average length of stay in nonsecure custody of all children released from the office of juvenile justice's nonsecure custody in the preceding year.

            (g) The total number of youth placed under the probation supervision of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year.

            (h) The total number of youth placed under the parole supervision of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year.

            (i) The total number of youth who spent a minimum of one day under the parole supervision of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year.

            (j) The total number of days spent by youth in a detention center after commitment to the office of juvenile justice, but before placement in a nonsecure or secure custody facility, during the preceding year.

            (k) The total number of days spent by children committed to the custody of the office of juvenile justice in each office of juvenile justice secure facility, and in each nonsecure facility in which the office of juvenile justice places youth in its custody, during the preceding year.

            (2) The average daily caseload of office of juvenile justice probation officers during the preceding year, disaggregated by legal status.

            (3) The total cost of operating each office of juvenile justice secure facility, disaggregated by facility, in the preceding year, with the following costs disaggregated: cost of facilities, cost of staffing, cost of mental health treatment, and cost of educational services.

            (4) The total amount actually paid by the state of Louisiana to each nonsecure facility for the custody and care of youth committed to the custody of the office of juvenile justice during the preceding year.

            (5) The one-, two-, and three-year recidivism rates of youth served by the office of juvenile justice, disaggregated by most serious offense of adjudication and whether the youth was served on probation, in secure custody, or in nonsecure custody.

            F. Coordination with other entities. The office shall cooperate and coordinate with courts, juvenile court clerks, detention centers, and public and private agencies in the collection of this statistical data. In order to facilitate the collection of the information required by this Section, the department shall be authorized to inspect and copy all records of the court and law enforcement agencies pertaining to youth served by the department.

            Acts 2016, No. 499, §1.

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