JJIS Research & Reports

  • Disproportionate Minority Contact 2000 – 2010 This report identifies the ethnic groups that have been over-represented in the juvenile justice system over the past decade   and describes some of the groups’ characteristics; examines the extent to which racial and ethnic disparities exist at different decision points in the system; and presents recommendations for policy and practice reform.
  • KOA Recidivism Study CY 2008 – 2011 Kokua, Ohana, Aloha (KOA) is an early intervention and drug awareness program hosted by the Hawaii National Guard. This recidivism study analyzed 1,232 individual (unduplicated) participants who completed the KOA program from Calendar Years 2008 through 2011.

  • HYCF Recidivism Study 2005-2007 Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Recidivism Study 2005 – 2007, August 2010. This study examines a sample of juveniles committed to the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility during fiscal years 2005, 2006, and 2007.

  • YLSI Study 2001-2006 An Analysis of Youth Level of Service Inventory (YLSI)“Risks and Needs” Data for Juvenile Offenders Assessed by Hawaii’s Second & Third Circuit Family Courts and at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility, 2001–2006

  • Crime Mapping Applications for Hawaii’s Juvenile Justice Information System, August 2003 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This report presents an exploration of the potential of computerized mapping technologies, or geographic information systems (GIS), for justice assistance in Hawaii. Many jurisdictions across the nation have adopted GIS technology in order to improve effectiveness across a range of areas, from policing to social service delivery. In the area of justice administration, crime mapping and the spatial analysis of crime are becoming integrated to augment existing information systems and research techniques.