Juvenile suicide in confinement: A national survey


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Hayes, L
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The primary goal of this first national survey on juvenile suicide in confinement was to determine the extent and distribution of juvenile suicides in confinement (i.e., juvenile detention centers, reception centers, training schools, ranches, camps, and farms). The survey gathered descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of each victim, the characteristics of the incident, and the characteristics of the juvenile facility in which the suicide took place.
The study identified 110 juvenile suicides occurring between 1995 and 1999. Data was analyzed on 79 cases.