Youth Custody and Community Services Survey (YCCS)

Sentence length ordered of person, duration

Sentence length ordered refers to the aggregate sentence or total amount of time that the offender is ordered to serve by the court. It is based on an uninterrupted period of supervision. For multiple custody sentences, if dispositions are concurrent then the sentence length is the longest sentence; if the dispositions are consecutive then the sentence length is the sum of all custodial sentences; and if dispositions are both concurrent and consecutive then the aggregate sentence is the sum of both types as calculated above. In the case of a revocation from conditional release, the aggregate sentence represents the time remaining of the original aggregate sentence, as long as no additional time has been ordered.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Number of days
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