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 admission||8,177||8,272||8,149||7,081||6,987||6,582||5,632|
|# of youth admitted||8,037||8,082||7,978||6,746||6,610||6,340||5,444|
|# eligible for an assessment||6,819||6,744||6,904||3,793||2,800||4,355||4,803|
|# given assessment||1,800||1,683||1,469||1,775||1,733||1,050||1,355|
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 substance
- 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