Determinants of Length of Stay in Utah’s Juvenile Secure Care Facilities
Study Dates: 2014
Study Description: This report provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the factors that predict length of stay (LOS) in Utah’s juvenile secure care facilities. The report examines both youth-level and system-level factors related to LOS. Departures from the goals of Utah’s indeterminate sentencing structure are documented, and recommendations for improving the processes that lead to departures are provided based on both qualitative and quantitative findings.