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Service episode—service cessation reason, juvenile justice code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEpisode end reason (juvenile justice)
Synonymous names:Help on this termExit reason
METeOR identifier:Help on this term342812
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 14/09/2009 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe reason why the supervision or case management of a juvenile justice client ends as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Service episode—service cessation reason

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Released on bail
2Court remand
3Sentenced
4Transferred
5Breached
6More serious order begun
7Conditions of sentence met
8Escaped
9Died
10No further action
11Released on parole/supervised release
12Matters proven/charges dismissed
13Exit/referred to external program/other
14Absconded
15Other reason
Supplementary values:Help on this term
0Not applicable

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 0     Not applicable

This code is to be used for those clients who are still on the juvenile justice episode at the end of the counting period.

CODE 1     Released on bail

Only to be recorded where a client exits a pre-sentence episode.

CODE 2     Court remand

Only to be recorded where a client exits a pre-sentence episode.

CODE 3     Sentenced

Only to be recorded where a client exits a pre-sentence episode.

CODE 4     Transferred

To be recorded, for example, where: a juvenile on a detention order is transferred from one detention centre to another in the same State or Territory but there has been no change in their juvenile justice episode type;  a juvenile is transferred to an adult correctional facility or where the supervision/case management role moves from the juvenile justice system to the adult justice system; or where juveniles are transferred interstate and as a result their juvenile justice episode is discharged by the original jurisdiction

CODE 5     Breached

Breaches that are a result of re offending, non-compliance to the conditions of the order, or where it is not clear whether it is a breach due to non-compliance or re-offending but results in an exit from an episode should be recorded as 5. Where a breach does not result in a change in juvenile justice episode type for the client then he or she should not be considered to have exited an episode and therefore no Reason for exit should be recorded.

CODE 6     More serious order begun

To be recorded in those circumstances where a juvenile justice client who is on a juvenile justice episode receives another type of order that is more highly ranked then the type of order for the original episode (but no breach has been recorded). The original episode should be ended (and a Reason for exit recorded as Code 6).

CODE 7     Conditions of sentence met

To be recorded when the juvenile justice client has fulfilled the obligations of their sentence, and is released (without a period of supervised release or parole to follow immediately).

CODE 8     Escaped

To be recorded where an escape from a detention centre or legal custody has resulted in the ending of a juvenile justice episode.

CODE 9     Died

Where the juvenile justice client has died.

CODE 10     No further action

To be recorded where the juvenile justice department decides to take no further action in pursuing the fulfilment of client obligations under their order, or where no further action is required for the fulfilment of client obligations (for eg: a young person may not complete all the community service hours as ordered by a court but no further follow up action is taken) and as such the juvenile justice episode is considered complete.

CODE 11     Released on parole/supervised release

To be recorded when the juvenile has exited a period of detention and is to commence a period of supervised release or parole.

CODE 12     Matters proven/charges dismissed 

To be recorded when a client exits from a pre-court or pre-sentence episode and does not return to the system, because the results of legal proceedings do not invoke a new episode.

CODE 13     Exit/referred to external program/other

To be recorded where the client exits an episode because he or she is referred to a program which falls outside of the scope of the Juvenile Justice NMDS.  Such programs may include diversionary schemes, or other legal (or other) obligations.  Transfers to the adult system should be coded under 4 above.

CODE 14     Absconded

To be recorded where the client has absconded from leave granted by a juvenile justice agency and where this has resulted in the ending of a juvenile justice episode.

CODE 15     Other reason

Other should be recorded as a Reason for exit in episodes where no other category is considered suitable.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis data item should be recorded only on exit of the juvenile from each juvenile justice episode. Where an event (such as a breach, appeal or escape) does not result in the end of a juvenile justice episode, it will not be recorded here.
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Service provision and planning:

This metadata item provides information about the circumstances surrounding the ending of a client's receipt of services from an agency. This metadata item contributes to a general understanding of the patterns of client movement into and out of the care and support of agencies. Reason for cessation of services also gives some indication of the impact on client turnover of factors relating to the agency's operations and to changes in client needs and circumstances.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Service episode—detention end reason, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 14/09/2009

Has been superseded by Service episode—order end reason, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 14/09/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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