Statistics and Research
OffendersOJJDP has released “Behavioral Health Problems, Treatment, and Outcomes in Serious Youthful Offenders,” the latest bulletin in the Pathways to Desistance series. This bulletin assesses the overlap between behavioral health problems and the risk of offending behavior in a sample of serious youthful offenders, the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment in juvenile justice settings, and continuation of care in the community after release.
CORK is an online bibliographic database that contains resources on alcohol, other drugs, as well as behavioral addictions. The database contains a variety of abstract journal articles, some books, some book chapters, reports along with conference papers. “The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is now hosting CORK and is committed to preserving this rich and unique literature resource for both the addictions and information fields, and making it freely available to all online searchers. We encourage you to search its 121,000+ records to create a bibliographic listing of your topic, and then to take that list to your own librarian/library for assistance in retrieval of the full documents.”
This system contains state- and city-level data for over 100 measures of child well-being.
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States.
The local and state annual survey reports collecting the results of the 2013 Annual Survey are now posted on the Data Collection page. This year more charts and graphs have been included, hopefully to clarify some of the data and trends. The State of the States, which includes a “snapshot” of data for each state organization, has been updated for 2014.
A comprehensive set of policy statements and recommendations that public schools and others can use to move beyond discipline and law enforcement responses that inappropriately remove students from the classroom.
SAMHSA and RTI International have launch the redesigned SAMHDA website with new designs, streamlined menus, and simplified navigation. They offer users an easy way to get to the data they need for their analyses. Explore the spectrum of available data offerings. SAMHSA encourages legacy and new users to return to the site often to explore the spectrum of available data offerings. We will update and expand our resources, tools, and documentation frequently to deliver the most relevant data for your needs.
NCCDThe National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) has released “Supervision Strategies for Justice-Involved Youth.” This policy brief describes strategies to improve supervision of low- and moderate-risk youth on probation, parole, or under community supervision to keep them out of the juvenile justice system. Key strategies explored include reducing supervision of youth who do not need it, avoiding unnecessary revocations, and engaging youth with families and service providers.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.
The provides several ways to search the U.S. Census information.