On December 20, 2019, the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced that the State's 2016 Juvenile Justice Transformation Plan resulted in fewer incarcerated children. Specifically, the one-year rearrest rate for first-time diversions, probation placements, and direct care releases (combined) decreased from 25.1% in fiscal year 2014, to 21.2% in fiscal year 2018. Additional findings include: Juvenile delinquency intake cases decreased 39.8% to historic lows. New probation cases decreased 51.7% to historic lows. Detainment decreased 43.6% to historic lows. Direct-care admissions to state . . .