USDOJ Report on Sexual Assaults in Youth Detention CentersPosted on January 25th, 2010 No comments
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice released survey results regarding sexual assaults in youth detention centers in Michigan. The data is based on anonymous surveys issued to children in youth detention centers. The survey revealed that nearly one in four kids said they had been sexually assaulted. All of the assaults reported were perpetrated by other inmates. No staff members were implicated in the assaults. I have excerpted the data from Michigan in the table below:
These results are very alarming. The offenders in these facilities are there for very serious offenses, which increases the likelihood of these incidents. However, these facilities must do a better job protecting these children.
You can view the full report here: U.S. Dept. of Justice Survey
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