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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/nr2014/downloads/NR2014.pdf

4th edition of a report on juvenile crime, victimization, and the juvenile justice system.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Improve Law Enforcement at Virginia ABC

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues,Youth

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=8030

Press release with text of Executive Order 40 (2015) calling for improved training of all ABC special agents in regard to use of force, cultural diversity, interaction with youth, and community policing.  Action follows recent controversial arrest of African American youth by ABC officers in Charlottesville. From the Office of the Governor

 

Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10-24 Years, United States, 1994-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a1.htm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons 10-24 and totaled 5,178 deaths for this age group in 2012.  This report analyzes suicide rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, region of residence and method of suicide. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Teen Dating Violence: How Peers Can Affect Risk and Protective Factors

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248337.pdf

Provides information from recent research on teen dating violence and how peers contribute to or provide protection against such violence.  From the National Institute of Justice.

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Independence for Young Millennials: Moving Out and Boomeranging Back

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/independence-for-young-millennials-moving-out-and-boomeranging-back.htm

Examines the process of household formation by young adults born between 1980 and 1984.    Finds that the likelihood of young adults to move out and boomerang back to parental homes is correlated with certain individual and family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6345a2.htm

Surveys American school students for whether they have ever used one or more of ten tobacco products including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-experiences-and-perspectives-of-young-workers-201411.pdf

Explores the experiences and expectations of young workers entering the job market and analyzes the potential economic implications of current labor market trends on these new workers.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Monitoring the Future Survey: Overview of Findings 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-survey-overview-findings-2014

Describes results of latest annual survey of  illicit drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.  Finds decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and misuse of prescription pain relievers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan

 

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