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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 (88%) facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs within one week of admission in 2018.

When facilities evaluate youth for educational needs, by facility operation and facility type, 2018

Total
facilities
Reporting
facilities
Within
24 hours
Between 24
hours and
1 week
More than
1 week
Other Not
evaluated
Total 1,510 1,435 22% 66% 3% 1% 8%

Facility operation
Public 903 883 24% 66% 2% 1% 7%
  State 331 325 17% 78% 3% 0% 2%
  Local 572 558 28% 59% 1% 1% 11%
Private 607 552 20% 66% 4% 2% 8%

Facility type1
Detention center 625 609 27% 63% 1% 0% 8%
Long-term secure 164 163 15% 81% 3% 0% 1%
Reception/diagnostic center 37 35 14% 83% 3% 0% 0%
Group home 240 221 19% 57% 6% 3% 14%
Residential treatment center 553 512 18% 75% 3% 2% 3%
Ranch/wilderness camp 27 24 8% 79% 4% 0% 8%
Shelter 116 115 26% 53% 0% 2% 19%

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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  • Nearly one-quarter (22%) of facilities reported evaluating youth for educational needs within 24 hours of admission in 2018. 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=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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