Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Report on Suicide in Juvenile Justice Facilities

The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a new report "Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement" that:
Provides the results of a survey on juvenile suicides occurring in confinement between 1995 and 1999. The study examined the demographic characteristics and social history of each victim, the characteristics of the incident, and the features of the juvenile facility in which the suicide took place. This OJJDP Bulletin provides suggestions for addressing the problem and recommendations for prevention planning
. For policies on reducing juvenile detention that improve outcomes for youth and improve public safety.

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