Educate or Incarcerate

Focused study of girls in the juvenile justice system in Duval County, (Jacksonville) Florida. Found that educational failure, particularly during the middle school years was the most statistically significant risk factor for juvenile offending, including serious offending.  From files for girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system in Duval County, Fl, (n=1000) girls who had school problems were 4 times more likely to be repeat offenders and 3 times more likely to have more serious charges, including person offenses than girls who did not have academic school problems.