Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.3, (June 2006), p.363-375 SIEC No: 20060835

This study uses data from 2 recently developed censuses of juvenile justice facilities in the United States to examine the relationship between facility-level characteristics & the likelihood of a facility reporting serious suicide attempts & deaths from suicide. Results suggest highest risks for facilities housing larger populations of African American young people & for facilities locking sleeping room doors. Lower risks are found for facilities screening all young people within 24 hours arrival. (33 refs)