By: Cassie Grooms, Event Marketing Intern
It is a sad fact that there are many children and young adults in the United States end up in juvenile detention centers waiting for a court date. Have you ever wondered just how many children and young adults are in the juvenile detention system? Below are some statistics that may answer some of your questions.
- Every year, juvenile courts in the U.S. handle an estimated 1.7 million cases in which the youth was charged with a delinquency offense.
- One out of every five youth who is brought before the court with a delinquency case is detained.
- Every day, over 20,000 youth are detained in America.
If you’re wondering how you can help these kids, we have a solution! Arts for Learning’s program, Inside Arts, helps children and young adults in detention centers in Indiana by bringing arts education right to them. This Giving Tuesday, you can donate any dollar amount and Ernst & Young will match the donation. For more information on the program or donation, visit this website.