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OJJDP Bulletin Examines

Violent Death in Delinquent Youth After Detention

OJJDP has released “Violent Death in Delinquent Youth After Detention.
” The bulletin is part of OJJDP's Beyond Detention series, which examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a large-scale longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. This bulletin provides an overview of mortality rates among youth enrolled in the project. The authors compare the significantly elevated mortality rates of delinquent youth with those of the general population according to racial/ethnic, gender, and age characteristics. Among the key findings, the majority of deaths among delinquent youth were homicides from gunshot wounds.

Resources: Find more bulletins in the Beyond Detention series. Bulletins from OJJDP’s Beyond Detention series are now available in EPUB and MOBI formats.

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