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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 (93%) facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs in 2016.

Facilities evaluating youth for educational needs, by facility operation and facility type, 2016

Total
facilities
Reporting
facilities
All
youth
Some
youth
None
Total 1,772 1,565 88% 5% 7%

Facility operation
Public 978 896 88% 5% 7%
  State 365 323 94% 4% 1%
  Local 613 573 85% 5% 10%
Private 794 669 87% 5% 8%

Facility type1
Detention center 662 611 89% 3% 8%
Long-term secure 189 178 96% 4% 0%
Reception/diagnostic center 58 46 85% 9% 7%
Group home 344 289 83% 8% 9%
Residential treatment center 678 590 95% 2% 3%
Ranch/wilderness camp 30 28 96% 0% 4%
Shelter 131 123 61% 15% 24%

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 2016.
  • The largest proportion of facilities that evaluated all youth for educational needs were state facilities (94%). Private facilities were slightly more likely than local facilities to evaluate all youth.
  • More than 90% of residential treatment and long-term secure facilities, and ranch/wilderness camps evaluated all youth for educational needs in 2016. Fewer than 7 in 10 shelters evaluated all youth in 2016.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08530.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on March 27, 2018.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Authors' analysis of Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2016 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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