Foster Care and Criminal Behavior: Are the two linked?


Are youth making the transition from out-of-home care to independent adulthood more apt to commit crime then others? A recent DOJ study comes to the following conclusions: the link between group care and violent crime was particularly strong for African-American youth, high numbers of foster-care placements contributed to increases in both violent and nonviolent crime and foster youth were much more likely than their peers to be arrested as they made the transition to adulthood.

Read the full report here.

Use The Crime Report for more information on juvenile justice.

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