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Juveniled Justice System Structure & Process
Organization & Administration of Delinquency Services
Q: How are supervision (probation) services operated in each state?
A: Community supervision services are exclusively state-operated in 22 states; in 9 states, these services are administered by a mix of state and locally operated agencies.

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  • Agencies that administer community supervision of delinquent youth, also called probation services, are responsible for maintaining operations and managing administrative functions, including finance and human resources.
  • State operated indicates community supervision (probation) services are operated by state-level executive or judicial agencies.
  • Mostly State operated indicates most community supervision (probation) services are state operated but some services are independently operated by local county or district level governments or agencies.
  • Locally operated community supervision (probation) services are operated by independent county or district level governments or agencies.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/structure_process/qa04203.asp?qaDate=2017. Released on August 07, 2017.

Adapted from the "Juvenile Justice Services" section of Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics. Available on-line at: http://www.jjgps.org/juvenile-justice-services. Retrieved July 2017.


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