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Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center (PJAC) Data

The PJAC is a centralized processing facility for youth who are arrested by area law enforcement. The PJAC is considered a one-stop-shop for screening, assessing and processing youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system.

PJAC Admission Data

# of youth presented for admission8,1778,2728,1497,0816,9876,5825,632
# of youth admitted8,0378,0827,9786,7466,6106,3405,444
# eligible for an assessment6,8196,7446,9043,7932,8004,3554,803
# given assessment1,8001,6831,4691,7751,7331,0501,355


The main reasons admitted youth do not receive assessments include youth discharged due to traffic charges; Dependency/No Charge; Staffing; Parent-Pick Up; Ordinance Violation; and JDC Transport.

  • Among the youth given a drug screen in 2011 (858), 44% tested positive for an illicit substanceScreen Shot 2013-08-06 at 8.10.07 PM
  • Among the youth given a drug screen in 2010 (814), 44% tested positive for an illicit substance, (43.0% Marijuana and 1% Cocaine).

*For a detailed description of 2011 PJAC data, please see Appendix C.

Source: Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center


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