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Sexual Violence Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2005-06

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 2008
37 pages
Allen J. Beck Ph.D.; Devon B. Adams; Paul Guerino
Publication Series
This report presents data from the 2005 and 2006 Survey on Sexual Violence, an administrative records collection of incidents required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79) of youth-on-youth and staff-on-youth sexual violence reported to juvenile correctional authorities.
The report provides counts of sexual violence, by type, for juvenile correctional facilities. The report also provides an in-depth analysis of substantiated incidents, including where the incidents occur, time of day, number and characteristics of victims and perpetrators, nature of the injuries, impact on the victims and sanctions imposed on the perpetrators. The appendix tables include counts of sexual violence, by type, for all State systems, and all sampled locally or privately operated facilities. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) approximately one in five of reported allegations of juvenile sexual violence were substantiated; (2) youth-on-youth incidents were more likely to occur in the victim’s room (37 percent) or in a common area (32 percent), compared to staff-on-youth incidents (7 percent and 13 percent, respectively); and (3) victims received physical injuries in 12 percent of substantiated incidents of youth-on-youth sexual violence; about half received some form of medical followup.

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