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  1. Families With Service NeedsIn Connecticut An overview of the population State of CT Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division August 29, 2006

  2. “FWSN” Defined Family With Service Needs means a family that includes a child who: • Has runaway • Is beyond control • Has engaged in indecent or immoral conduct • Is a truant or habitual truant or defiant of school rules • Is thirteen to fifteen years old and has engaged in sexual intercourse*

  3. FY 2005 Statewide Data 15,156 referrals received by Superior Court Juvenile Matters • 10,320 Delinquency • 1206 Youth in Crisis • 3631 FWSN referrals (24% of all referrals) • 8% decrease from 2003, 5% decrease from 2004 • 1679 were girls (46% of FWSN’s) • 1952 were boys (54% of FWSN’s)

  4. Statewide Data Of the 3631 FWSN referred juveniles: • 44% of girls and 54% of boys had a subsequent Delinquency referral • 7% (245 kids) had a subsequent Violation of a Court Order • 51% were assessed (1860) • 49 % of the girls • 53% of the boys

  5. Court Specifics, FY 2005 New Haven and Waterbury received the most FWSN referrals • New Haven had 501 • Waterbury had 527 Danbury and Norwalk received the least • Danbury had 89 • Norwalk had 104

  6. FWSN Referrals by Court

  7. Primary For Boys Truancy (51%) Beyond Control (40%) Defiant of School Rules (20%) Runaway (8%) Indecent/Immoral (4%) Sex Intercourse (less than .04%) Primary for Girls Beyond Control (47%) Truancy (47%) Runaway (18%) Defiant of School Rules (12%) Indecent/Immoral (6%) Sex Intercourse (3%) FWSN Referral Types

  8. FWSN Charges by Category

  9. FWSN Dispositions • Of the FWSN cases disposed in FY 2005 • 49 were on Non-Judicial FWSN Supervision • 784 were on Judicial FWSN Supervision • 499 juveniles had cases that were dismissed and referred to services

  10. Handling by Court

  11. Detention and FWSN Referred Juveniles 1989 juveniles were admitted to Detention in 2005 • 28% were girls • 72% were boys • 52% (1036) had a prior FWSN referral in their court history • 67% of girls who went to detention had a prior FWSN • 46% of boys who went to detention had a prior FWSN

  12. Boys in Detention, by Court

  13. Girls in Detention, by Court

  14. Assessment Data The MAYSI screens juveniles for mental health symptoms. FWSN juveniles screened with MAYSI had these Flags: • Alcohol/Drug 83 • Anger 514 • Depression 372 • Somatic 500 • Suicide 185 • Thought Disturbance 135

  15. Assessment Data The Juvenile Assessment Generic (JAG) is the instrument used to determine risk, need, and protective factors for juveniles 1860 FWSN referred juveniles were assessed: • 1038 boys • 215 African American, 218 Hispanic, 366 Caucasian • 822 girls • 145 African American, 187 Hispanic, 279 Caucasian

  16. Race and Ethnicity

  17. Boys Low 94 (9%) Medium 435 (42%) High 399 (38%) Very high 114 (11%) Girls Low 84 (10%) Medium 341 (42%) High 318 (39%) Very high 75 (9%) Risk Level by Gender

  18. Assessed Risk Level (n= 1860)

  19. The JAG • 5 Domains • Alcohol and Drug • Companions • Criminal History • Emotional/Personal • Family

  20. Primary Risk Areas in 3 Courts

  21. Gender Differences

  22. Additional Information • Race/ethnicity breakdown in all categories • Age breakdown in all categories • Breakdown of risk, needs, and protective factors statewide • Other information?