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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 2018.

Facilities evaluating youth for educational needs, by facility operation and facility type, 2018

Total
facilities
Reporting
facilities
All
youth
Some
youth
None
Total 1,510 1,434 88% 4% 8%

Facility operation
Public 903 881 89% 4% 7%
  State 331 324 94% 5% 2%
  Local 572 557 85% 4% 11%
Private 607 553 88% 4% 8%

Facility type1
Detention center 625 607 88% 4% 8%
Long-term secure 164 163 93% 6% 1%
Reception/diagnostic center 37 35 91% 9% 0%
Group home 240 221 79% 7% 14%
Residential treatment center 553 513 94% 3% 3%
Ranch/wilderness camp 27 24 92% 0% 8%
Shelter 116 115 72% 9% 19%

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 2018.
  • 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.
  • With the exception of group homes and shelters, more than 90% of all facilities evaluated all youth for educational needs in 2018. Fewer than 8 in 10 group homes and shelters evaluated all youth in 2018.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08530.asp?qaDate=2018. Released on May 15, 2020.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Authors' analysis of Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2018 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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