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Service episode—transfer source, juvenile justice code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTransfer source (juvenile justice)
Synonymous names:Help on this termTransfer from
METeOR identifier:Help on this term314119
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe location or system from which the juvenile justice client has transferred at the commencement of the service episode, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Service episode—transfer source

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Another juvenile justice custodial facility within the jurisdiction
2Adult correctional facility within the jurisdiction
3Other adult justice supervision/case management agency–within the jurisdiction
4Interstate
5Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
0Not applicable—entry not due to transfer

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 0     Not applicable–entry not due to transfer

To be coded in circumstances where the juvenile has entered the JJ episode due to some reason other than a transfer from another JJ institution, from interstate or from the adult system. A change in JJ episode type such as from remand to detention is not considered to be a transfer if this is within the same jurisdiction, even though the juvenile may also be moved from a remand centre to a detention centre. However, if the juvenile has been transferred from interstate to a detention centre then this should be coded as 4.

CODE 1     Another juvenile justice custodial facility within the jurisdiction

If a juvenile has been transferred from one detention centre to another within the state then, as specified in the definition of a JJ episode, this will be counted as a discharge and another admission. The Reason for exit from the previous episode will be coded as 4 ‘transferred’ and the Transferred source for the following episode will be coded as 1.

CODE 2     Adult correctional facility within the jurisdiction

If a juvenile is on a detention order in an adult facility and then is transferred to a juvenile facility within the same state then this should be coded as 2. If the juvenile has transferred to a juvenile facility from an interstate adult facility then this should be coded as 4.

CODE 3     Other adult justice supervision/case management agency–within the jurisdiction

If a juvenile is on a non-custodial order or arrangement under supervision of an adult justice agency and is transferred to the supervision of a juvenile justice agency within the same state (with no change in legal status) then this should be coded as 3.

CODE 4       Interstate

If a juvenile has been transferred from interstate this should be coded as 4.

CODE 5       Other

Other type of transfer not included above.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Transfer source should be recorded on entry of the client to each separate juvenile justice episode, even when it is not applicable (in which case category 0 should be recorded).

Comments:Help on this term

In some States and Territories, juveniles are transferred between the adult and the juvenile justice system. This data element is to capture some information on that movement (in conjunction with Service episode—Service cessation reason, juvenile justice code N[N]). In addition, this data element will assist in identifying juveniles who are transferred from another jurisdiction's juvenile justice system and those that have been transferred from one detention or remand centre to another (with no change in legal status) within a jurisdiction. While there may be no change in the actual legal status of the juvenile justice client, there may be a change in the jurisdiction in which they are being held, or responsibility for them may be shifted from the adult system to the juvenile system. These changes trigger the end of an episode.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2007 Community Services (retired), Superseded 19/05/2010

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