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10 Important Juvenile Boot Camp Statistics
Initial levels of anxiety were slightly higher for boot camp youths when compared to those entering a traditional facility.
Boot camps have been found to have an up to 8% increase in the chances of a juvenile becoming a re-offender.
Girls who enter into a juvenile boot camp program history are up to 5x more likely to have a history of sexual or physical abuse.
For children who have been subjected to domestic violence, the environment of a juvenile boot camp can become an immediate trigger that brings trauma.
The average length of stay in a juvenile boot camp program: 90 days.
Recidivism rates for some juvenile boot camp programs has been found to be as high as 80% when dropout rates are included in their statistics.
Although there are many benefits, youth in juvenile boot camps are more likely to see their staff as dangerous when compared to a traditional facility.
Boot camps are the least likely to admit youth who have psychological problems or are rated to be at a suicide risk.
The first juvenile boot camp was developed in Orleans Parish, LA, in 1985.
The recidivism rate for juvenile boot camp participants in Cleveland, OH: 96%.
Source: Excerpt from Health Research Funding 18 Important Juvenile Boot Camp Statistics
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