Jul 2, 2013


Interesting article on the abuse of male adolescents in juvenile homes and group homes.

In a 2010 Justice Department survey of 9,000 adolescents in juvenile halls over 10% were sexually abused by staff and in 92% of the cases the abuser was female. The Justice Department released its second report last month and found 8% experience sex abuse, 20% of these said it happened more than 10 times and the 90% of the victims were males abused by females.

It's also interesting to see the 'blame the victim' phrasing in the quotations of the former Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction ("share responsibility").

I'm sure these kids will grow up to be productive members of society.

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