It's hard not to notice the massive jump in the numbers from 2007 to 2008. I don't know what accounts for that but would love to hear readers' speculation on the reason(s) in the comments. Most of these incidents took place in detention or secure placement, with complaints of physical abuse involving restraints topping the list. (The report also includes county by county totals for FY 2010 through February.)
Statewide in FY 2010 so far, according to data presented to the board, 172 kids attempted suicide in juvenile detention facilities, there were 57 incidents of youth on youth violence, 46 incidents of youth sexual contact (don't know how many involved staff), and 32 attempted escapes. Six juvenile probation employees statewide were fired for cause so far in FY 2010, five more resigned as a result of pending allegations, and another 21 were suspended, reprimanded, retrained or put on probation as a result of on-the-job discipline.
As an aside, I think the practice of putting the board's packet of backup material online before each meeting is an excellent idea that should be replicated both by other agencies and by legislative committees. All that material is already being prepared electronically, it's already public information, and it would help the public more easily follow what's going on. TJPC is one of the few agencies that does this, much to their credit, but if I had my way it would be required of everybody.