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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241708   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen Beck, Ph.D. ; David Cantor, Ph.D. ; John Hartge ; Tim Smith
  Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2013
  Page Count: 65
  Annotation: Based on findings from the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), this report presents data on sexual victimizations in juvenile facilities reported by respondents.
  Abstract: The report estimates that 9.5 percent of adjudicated youth in State juvenile facilities and State contract facilities (representing 1,720 youth nationwide) reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another youth or staff member in the past 12 months or since admission (if less than 12 months). An estimated 3.5 percent of youth reported having sexual contact of some type with facility staff through the use of force or other forms of coercion; 4.7 percent of youth reported sexual contact with staff that did not involve any force, threat, or explicit form of coercion. Among State juvenile facilities, the rate of sexual victimization of residents declined from 12.6 percent in 2008-09 (when the first survey was conducted) to 9.9 percent in 2012. Regarding facility rankings for rates of sexual victimization of residents, 13 facilities were identified as high-rate, with 2 of these facilities (1 in Georgia and 1 in Ohio) having sexual victimization rates of 30 percent or higher. Three States (Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York, along with the District of Columbia) had no reported incidents of sexual victimization. Demographic and other characteristics are presented for those youth who reported being sexually victimized. Data are also provided on the circumstances of sexual victimizations. Between February 2012 and September 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics completed the second NSYC in 273 State-owned or State-operated juvenile facilities and 53 locally or privately operated facilities that held adjudicated youth under State contract. The questionnaire was administered to 8,707 youth sampled from at least one facility in every State and the District of Columbia. 24 tables and 2 figures
  Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
  Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities ; Inmate staff relations ; Sex offenses ; Inmate personal security ; Juvenile residential treatment centers ; Prisoner sexual assault ; Juvenile victims ; Sex offender profiles ; BJS grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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