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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc

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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc

    Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

    2007 North Third Street

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

    Phone: 717-232-7580 Fax: 717-232-0923

    Demographics and Outcomes Fact Sheet

    All Programs

This report is based on 10,038 youth discharged from the all of the Agency’s programs between March 1,

    2006 and September 30, 2007.

    Demographic Information

     1; 76% (7,639) of the discharged youth were aged 13 and older. 1; 49% (4,898) of the discharged youth are African American. 1; 68% (6,803) of the discharged youth are male.

    ; 34% (3,407) of the youth remained in the programs for more than 150 days and the median length 2of stay was 108 days.

    Entry Information

; 74% (7,478) of the youth lived in their communities at entry and for the entire 30 days prior to 3entry.

    ; 32% (3,201) of the youth had been placed outside their communities at least once and 10% (1,031)

    had been placed multiple times prior to entry.

    ; 58% (5,840) of the youth were somehow involved in the juvenile justice system at entry. ; 34% (3,392) of the youth were adjudicated as juvenile delinquents at entry. ; 15% (1,541) had felony adjudications at some point prior to entering the programs. ; 90% (8,881) of the 9,848 school aged youth had graduated high school, earned a GED, were 4attending school or working at paying jobs at entry.

    ; 8% (550) of the 6,656 working aged youth had paying jobs at entry. 5; 84% (8,396) of the youth did not use illegal drugs at entry. 5; 92% (9,195) of the youth did not use alcohol at entry.

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    Outcomes

     6 ; 81% (8,114) of the youth lived in their home communities at discharge.

    ; 54% (1,383) of the 2,560 youth who lived outside their home communities at some point within 630 days prior to entry lived in their communities at discharge.

    ; 90% (6,731) of the 7,478 youth who lived in their home communities at entry and for the entire 630 days prior to entry still lived in their communities at discharge.

    ; 92% (9,207) of the youth were not arrested while enrolled in the YAP programs.

    ; 86% (2,923) of the 3,392 youth who were adjudicated as juvenile delinquents at entry were not

    arrested while enrolled in the YAP programs.

    ; 85% (1,311) of the 1,541 youth who had prior felony adjudications at entry were not arrested

    while enrolled in the YAP programs.

    ; 83% (8,326) of the youth were not adjudicated on any charge while enrolled in the YAP 7programs.

    ; 90% (8,886) of the 9,848 school aged youth had graduated high school, earned a GED, were 8attending school or working at paying jobs at discharge.

    ; 65% (631) of the 967 school aged youth who were not attending school or working at entry had 8graduated high school, earned a GED, were attending school or were working at discharge.

    ; 16% (1,156) of the 7,416 working age youth had jobs when they were discharged from the

    programs. This represents an increase of 606 youth working at paying jobs from entry to

    discharge.

    ; 88% (8,832) of the youth did not use illegal drugs at discharge. This represents an increase of 9436 youth not using illegal drugs from entry to discharge.

    ; 93% (9,375) of the youth did not use alcohol at discharge. This represents an increase of 180 9youth not using alcohol from entry to discharge.

    Demographics Supporting Tables

    Table 1 Age, Gender & Race/Ethnicity of Discharged Youth

    Age Number Percent Gender Number Percent Race/Ethnicity Number Percent

    Under Age 10 1201 12.0% Female 3235 32.2% African American 4898 48.8%

    Age 10 - 12 1198 11.9% Male 6803 67.8% Caucasian 2689 26.8%

    Age 13 - 15 4291 42.7% Hispanic 1839 18.3%

    Age 16 and Older 3348 33.4% Other 612 6.1%

    Total 10038 100.0% Total 10038 100.0% Total 10038 100.0%

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    Table 2 Length of Stay

    Length of Stay Number Percent Length of Stay Number Percent

    Less than 31 Days 833 8.3% 91 - 120 Days 1430 14.2%

    31 - 60 Days 1640 16.3% 121 - 150 Days 1096 10.9%

    61 - 90 Days 1632 16.3% 151 Days or Longer 3407 33.9%

    Total Number of Youth 10038 Median Length of Stay 108 Days

    Entry Information Supporting Tables

    Table 3 Living Situation at Entry

    Living Situation at Entry Number Percent

    Lived in Community at Entry and for Entire 30 Days Prior 7478 74.5%

    Lived in Community at Entry but had been Placed Within 30 Days Prior to Entry 1289 12.8%

    Lived in a Foster or Group Home at Entry 888 8.8%

    Lived in a Secure Facility at Entry 360 3.6%

    AWOL at Entry 12 0.1%

    Homeless at Entry 11 0.1%

    Totals 10038 100.0%

    Table 4 School Attendance or Employment at Entry

    School Attendance/Employment Situation at Entry Number Percent

    Graduated High School or Earned GED 106 1.1%

    Attending School 4 - 5 Days per Week 7341 73.1%

    Attending School 1 - 3 Days per Week 1202 12.0%

    Withdrawn From School Working on GED 163 1.6%

    Withdrawn From School Working at Paying Job 69 0.7%

    Not Attending School, Not Working on GED or at Paying Job 967 9.6%

    Too Young for School at Entry 190 1.9%

    Totals 10038 100.0%

    Table 5 Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use at Entry

    Illegal Drug Use at Entry Number Percent Alcohol Use at Entry Number Percent Did not Use Illegal Drugs 8396 83.6% Did not Use Alcohol 9195 91.6% Used Illegal Drugs Once or Twice per Week 1301 13.0% Used Alcohol Once or Twice per Week 742 7.4% Used Illegal Drugs More than Twice per Week 341 3.4% Used Alcohol More than Twice per Week 101 1.0% Totals 10038 100.0% Totals 10038 100.0%

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    Outcomes Supporting Tables

    Table 6 Living Situation Outcomes

     Youth Who Were Placed at Some Point Youth Who Lived in the Community All Discharged Youth Living Situation at Discharge Within 30 Days Prior to Entry At Entry and Entire 30 Days Prior to Entry

     Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

     Living in the Community 8114 80.8% 1383 54.0% 6731 90.0%

     Living in a Foster or Group Home 847 8.4% 679 26.5% 168 2.2%

    Living in a Secure Facility 769 7.7% 373 14.6% 396 5.3%

     AWOL 299 3.0% 120 4.7% 179 2.4%

     Homeless 9 0.1% 5 0.2% 4 0.1%

     Totals 10038 100.0% 2560 100.0% 7478 100.0%

    Table 7 Adjudication While Enrolled in Programs

    Number Number Percent

    Not Adjudicated on any Charge 8326 82.9%

    Adjudicated on a New Charge 447 4.5%

    Adjudicated on an Existing Charge 1265 12.6%

    Totals 10038 100.0%

    Table 8 School Attendance or Employment Outcomes

     All Discharged Youth Youth Who Were Not Attending

    School Attendance/Employment Situation Old Enough for School School Or Working at Entry

    at Discharge Number Percent Number Percent Graduated High School or Earned GED 159 1.6% 8 0.8% Attending School 4 - 5 Days per Week 7364 74.8% 434 44.9% Attending School 1 - 3 Days per Week 1015 10.3% 106 11.0% Withdrawn From School Working on GED 231 2.3% 43 4.4% Withdrawn From School Working at Paying Job 117 1.2% 40 4.1%

    962 9.8% 336 34.7% Not Attending School or Working on GED or at a Job

    Totals 9848 100.0% 967 100.0% * Note that 190 youth were too young for school at entry.

    Table 9 Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use at Discharge

    Illegal Drug Use at Discharge Number Percent Alcohol Use at Discharge Number Percent Did not Use Illegal Drugs 8832 88.0% Did not Use Alcohol 9375 93.4% Used Illegal Drugs Once or Twice per Week 907 9.0% Used Alcohol Once or Twice per Week 577 5.7% Used Illegal Drugs More than Twice per Week 299 3.0% Used Alcohol More than Twice per Week 86 0.9% Totals 10038 100.0% Totals 10038 100.0%

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