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Recidivism

Each year, the Commission publishes a recidivism report that details the outcomes of youth who had a case closed from a juvenile probation department in the Commonwealth in a particular cohort year.  For the purposes of this report, recidivism is defined as: within two years of case closure, a subsequent adjudication of delinquency in juvenile court or a conviction in criminal court for a felony or misdemeanor offense. To date, recidivism reports detailing the outcomes of youth with cases closed in cohort years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 have been released. In addition to providing statewide and county-level recidivism rates, the report also provides detailed information related to demographic variables, offense and disposition variables, out-of-home service variables, and serious, violent, and/or chronic offenders.