Prevalence of Youth With Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: A National Survey

Mary M. Quinn, American Institutes for Research

Youth with disabilities are over-represented in the Juvenile Justice System, however, the actual prevalence is not known or understood. This presentation will report on a national survey conducted early this year by staff of the National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ) at the American Institutes for Research. The presentation includes data from the state department of education and juvenile justice, as well as from juvenile and adult correctional facilities across the country. Implications for prevention, service delivery, and community services will be explored.

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Updated 05/20/2006