What do incarcerated kids want?

from the Journal of Extension
August 2002 // Volume 40 // Number 4

What Incarcerated Youth Say Would Help Them Succeed
by Eric Killian

Incarcerated Youths’ Rating of Inside-Facility Programming

Very Helpful
%
Helpful
%
Kind of Helpful
%
Not Helpful
%
Personal time with staff inside the facility

29.9%

36.1%

22.2%

11.9%

Group counseling inside facility

19.6%

32.0%

26.3%

22.2%

Classroom instruction inside facility

15.5%

42.5%

29.0%

13.0%

Computer training inside facility

45.4%

26.3%

14.9%

13.4%

Job training inside facility

65.3%

20.2%

5.7%

8.8%

Recreational activities inside facility

47.4%

30.5%

18.9%

3.2%

Individual counseling inside facility

38.1%

29.6%

21.7%

10.6%

Art and crafts inside facility

39.4%

29.8%

23.9%

6.9%

Books reading materials inside facility

47.6%

24.6%

13.6%

14.1%

Counseling with parents inside facility

52.4%

23.8%

16.7%

7.1%

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