BJS Releases Facility Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Facility Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 – Statistical Tables.
This report describes characteristics of juvenile justice facilities related to youth-reported sexual victimization. The report presents sexual victimization rates reported by youth in juvenile facilities by topics such as facility organizational structure, staff and atmosphere. It also provides facility-reported data on staff hiring in juvenile facilities, staff training and youth Prison Rape Elimination Act education. These tables supplement the full BJS report Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018, which provides national estimates of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities and identifies 12 high-rate and 14 low-rate facilities. The statistics are reported pursuant to the goals of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79).
TITLE: Facility Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities,
2018 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 305074)
AUTHORS: Amy D. Lauger and Michael B. Field, BJS Statisticians
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, Ph.D., is the director.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.