Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.12 Clearance status of youth-related incidents, by type of SLO, 2001

Figure IV.12 shows the distribution of the clearance statuses of youth-related incidents reported by sampled police agencies with School Liaison Officers (SLOs), by the type SLO, for 2001.

  • None

    • Informal action 13%
    • Pre-charge diversion 0%
    • Cleared by charge 84%
  • Presentations only

    • Informal action 16%
    • Pre-charge diversion 3%
    • Cleared by charge 79%
  • Presentations and Investigation

    • Informal action 15%
    • Pre-charge diversion 8%
    • Cleared by charge 73%
  • Hybrid (special care)

    • Informal action 20%
    • Pre-charge diversion 11%
    • Cleared by charge 65%

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