|Category||Original Sentence Probation||Drug Offender Probation||Community Control||Pretrial Intervention||Post-Prison Release Parole||Conditional Release||Other Post-Prison Release||Total||Percent|
Offenders on community supervision are generally considered Youthful Offenders (YOs) if they are under the age of 24. Youthful Offenders are often assigned to Correctional Probation Senior Officers (CPSOs) because supervising YOs is generally more difficult than supervising older offenders and requires more experience on the part of CPSOs to address the broader range of problems that YOs present. For example, YOs are often lacking in job skill and have more education and substance abuse problems than other offenders, requiring more contact by CPSOs with school officials, counselors, and family members than the average offender. About 29% of those admitted to community supervision in FY 1999-00 were under the age of 24.
Admissions of Offenders Under Age 24