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Facility-level and Individual-level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012

NCJ Number
249877
Author(s)
Leanne Heaton; David Cantor; Carol Bruce; Weijia Ren; John Hartge; Allen J. Beck
Date Published
June 2016
Length
183 pages
Annotation
Based on data from the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody and a companion facility survey, this study determined facility-level correlates of youth sexual victimization and identified youth characteristics that predicted sexual victimization; contextual circumstances associated with youth sexual victimization were also examined.
Abstract

This report examines facility impact on youth sexual victimization and also takes into account critical youth-level predictors. The objectives are to examine the facility-level correlates of youth sexual victimization, identify significant youth characteristics that can predict sexual victimization, and describe the contextual circumstances surrounding youth victimization. This includes analysis of facility attributes that correspond to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Findings are based on the 2012 National Survey of Youth in Custody and a companion facility survey.

Date Published: June 1, 2016