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Juveniles in Corrections
Facility Practices and Services
Q: Education: When are youth in residential placement facilities evaluated for educational needs?
A: More than 8 in 10 (85%) facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs within one week of admission in 2016.

When facilities evaluate youth for educational needs, by facility operation and facility type, 2016

Total
facilities
Reporting
facilities
Within
24 hours
Between 24
hours and
1 week
More than
1 week
Other Not
evaluated
Total 1,772 1,570 19% 67% 4% 3% 7%

Facility operation
Public 978 899 21% 66% 4% 1% 7%
  State 365 323 10% 78% 9% 1% 1%
  Local 613 576 27% 59% 2% 2% 10%
Private 794 671 16% 67% 5% 5% 8%

Facility type1
Detention center 662 613 25% 64% 2% 1% 8%
Long-term secure 189 178 14% 80% 6% 0% 0%
Reception/diagnostic center 58 46 11% 70% 11% 2% 7%
Group home 344 289 18% 61% 6% 7% 9%
Residential treatment center 678 592 16% 74% 6% 2% 3%
Ranch/wilderness camp 30 28 14% 68% 7% 7% 4%
Shelter 131 124 18% 48% 2% 9% 23%

Notes: Counts include evaluations conducted either on or offsite the facility location.
Respondents are allowed to select more than one time period in which they evaluate youth. From these responses, a hierarchy is imposed to reflect the earliest time period that the facility reported. For example, a facility that selected 'within 24 hours' as well as 'between 24 hours and 1 week' will appear as a facility that evaluated 'within 24 hours'.

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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  • One in five (19%) facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs within 24 hours of admission in 2016. Facilities were more likely to evaluate youth more than a day after admission, but within the first week.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08531.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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