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Juvenile and Adult Incompetent to Proceed Cases and Costs, Report No. 13-04, February 2013
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  • Over the past five fiscal years, the number of juveniles incompetent to proceed has fluctuated somewhat. Juveniles in community competency services received fewer services per month, which reduced overall costs. The time juveniles spend in the forensic facility has decreased.
  • Since Fiscal Year 2006-07, adult incompetent to proceed cases have leveled off. Adult community competency costs have remained relatively stable, while the costs associated with restoring competency for adults in secure forensic facilities have increased.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-17 Incompetent to Proceed Adjudications Increasing,published in March 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Mental Health Services
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Supreme Court

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-54 Progress Report: Delays Reduced But Persist in the State's Juvenile Competency Program,published in October 2002.

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