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Juveniles in Corrections
Facility Practices and Services
Q: Education: Are youth in residential placement evaluated for educational needs?
A: More than 9 in 10 (92%) facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs in 2014.

Facilities evaluating youth for educational needs, by facility operation and facility type, 2014

Total
facilities
Reporting
facilities
All
youth
Some
youth
None

Total 1,852 1,622 88% 4% 8%

Facility operation
Public 1,008 932 90% 3% 7%
  State 390 354 96% 1% 3%
  Local 618 578 86% 4% 10%
Private 844 690 86% 5% 10%

Facility type1
Detention center 664 612 89% 3% 8%
Long-term secure 176 161 94% 4% 2%
Reception/diagnostic center 61 57 91% 4% 5%
Group home 360 287 82% 6% 12%
Residential treatment center 726 639 93% 4% 4%
Ranch/wilderness camp 37 36 97% 0% 3%
Shelter 143 128 69% 9% 23%

Notes: Counts include evaluations conducted either on or offsite the facility location.

Percent based on number of reporting facilities.

1 Facility type counts sum to more than the total number of facilities because facilities could select more than one facility type.

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  • Nearly 90% of all reporting facilities evaluated all youth for educational needs in 2014.
  • The largest proportion of facilities that evaluated all youth for educational needs were state facilities (96%). Local and private facilities were equally as likely to evaluate all youth.
  • More than 90% of reception/diagnostic centers, residential treatment and long-term secure facilities, and ranch/wilderness camps evaluated all youth for educational needs in 2014. Fewer than 7 in 10 shelters evaluated all youth in 2014.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08530.asp?qaDate=2014. Released on August 31, 2016.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Authors' analysis of Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2014 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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