Report Cites Failure to Act Against Abusers of Juveniles in Detention
Pro Publica
February 3, 2016

The Justice Department released a report that found between 2007 and 2012, the rate of formal sex abuse allegations against guards and other staff in state juvenile justice facilities has doubled, even as the number of children entering those systems has dropped. The report, one of the largest of its kind, draws on data collected directly from the administrators at more than 1,400 state, local and private juvenile detention facilities.

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