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10 Important Juvenile Boot Camp Statistics

Higher Anxiety Initially

Initial levels of anxiety were slightly higher for boot camp youths when compared to those entering a traditional facility.

Becoming a Re-offender

Boot camps have been found to have an up to 8% increase in the chances of a juvenile becoming a re-offender.

Girls with a History of Sexual or Physical Abuse History

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.

PTSD & Trauma Trigger for Some

For children who have been subjected to domestic violence, the environment of a juvenile boot camp can become an immediate trigger that brings trauma.

Programs are Short Term

The average length of stay in a juvenile boot camp program: 90 days.

Higher Relapse Rates

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.

Fear of the Staff

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.

High Risk Option for Teens with Mental Health Issues

Boot camps are the least likely to admit youth who have psychological problems or are rated to be at a suicide risk.

Short History Compared to Other Programs

The first juvenile boot camp was developed in Orleans Parish, LA, in 1985.

Succes Rate Varies by Region

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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