The ERDC has partnered with the Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) to prepare and publish the Juvenile Justice Standardized Report. The report was authored by Stephanie Cross with the SAC, who explored the educational and workforce outcomes of participants in Washington's juvenile justice system. The report focuses on students who were enrolled in the eighth grade at any point during the 2004-2005 school year, and who had one or more contacts with the juvenile justice system. The study followed these individuals across time and compared their postsecondary educational accomplishments and workforce outcomes to students from the same cohort who did not have contact with the juvenile justice system.
The study discovered that those who had contact with the juvenile justice system were much less likely to graduate from high school or attend a four-year institution, and somewhat less likely to enroll in a community or technical college. Those with no contact with the juvenile justice system also, on average, earned more post-graduation, and less likely to have adult encounters with the Washington Department of Corrections.
ERDC data visualization analyst Andrew Weller has prepared a Tableau dashboard that will allow you to explore Stephanie's findings. The dashboard, and the publication, can be found here.