Youth in Minnesota Correctional Facilities: Responses to the 2010 Minnesota Student Survey
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Jun. 19, 2012
ANNOTATION: Results from a survey comparing youth in correctional facilities to youth in mainstream schools are presented. “Exploring differences between the two student groups can provide information on what challenges youth in correctional facilities are facing, and what targeted intervention efforts may alleviate their personal or situational difficulties. Similarly, areas in which survey responses are the same for both groups can illuminate protective factors all youth possess, or risk factors to which all youth are vulnerable” (p. 2). Sections of this report are: executive summary; introduction; findings regarding family connectedness, other social supports and community connectedness, school connectedness, school safety, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, mental and emotional health, public safety, victimization, and sexual behavior; discussion and practice implications related to common protective factors, common risk factors, and risk factors unique to youth in correctional facilities; and conclusion.