skip to main content
Washington State Institute for Public Policy
April 2003
The 1996 Washington State Legislature appropriated $2.35 million for a program called the juvenile court “Early Intervention Program” (EIP). The program’s goal was to prevent high-risk, first-time juvenile offenders from becoming further entrenched in the court system. Funds were awarded to 12 juvenile courts for the 1996 biennium on a competitive basis. At the request of the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Institute) conducted a study to determine if the EIP resulted in reduced recidivism. In early 1998, the Institute examined six-month outcomes and found that EIP produced no significant difference in recidivism rates. In the 1998 session, the Legislature discontinued funding the EIP, shifting the funds to research-based programs in Washington’s newly enacted Community Juvenile Accountability Act. This report confirms the Institute’s earlier findings that the Early Intervention Program did not show a statistically significant reduction in recidivism.
Download: Full Report
Related:



Filter By Topic -
Benefit-cost analysis
Children’s services
Criminal justice
Adult corrections

Juvenile justice

Employment/Welfare
General government
Health care
Higher education
Inventories
Mental health
Pre-K-12 education
Prevention
Public health
Substance abuse
Transportation

Filter By Author -
Madeline Barch
John Bauer
Kristofer Bitney
Julia Cramer
Adam Darnell
Sara del Moral
Elizabeth Drake
Danielle Fumia
Rebecca Goodvin
Lijian He
Casey Hicks
Michael Hirsch
Chasya Hoagland
Stephanie Lee
Marna Miller
Catherine Nicolai
Paige Wanner
Eva Westley
(show all authors)

Filter By Date
BOARD
STAFF
CONTACT
 
110 FIFTH AVENUE SE, SUITE 214
P O BOX 40999
OLYMPIA, WA 98504
 
360.664.9800
institute@wsipp.wa.gov