Understanding the Role of Trauma and Violence Exposure on Justice-Involved LGBTQA and GNC Youth in Hennepin County, Minnesota, 2018

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
  • Hoffman, Andrea
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
assault and battery; child abuse; child welfare; criminal justice system; gays and lesbians; health services utilization; juvenile justice; mental health services; parent child relationship; policies and procedures; post-traumatic stress disorder; program evaluation; sexual assault; supportive services
  • Abstract

    The Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluations surveyed 150 youth to examine the role of trauma and violence on justice-involved lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/unsure or asexual (LGBTQA) and gender non-conforming youth (GNC). Youth were surveyed and administrative human services and juvenile justice data were also analyzed. The correctional staff were surveyed with an organizational self-assessment on employee perceptions of trauma-informed practices and policies. A subset of youth (N = 60) were interviewed using the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire Revised Version 2 (JVQ-R2) and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) tool to assess trauma and victimization. This survey also collected demographic information as well as the participants' history of harassment, bullying, suspension, expulsion, housing arrangements, and foster care involvement.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the study is to examine the individual and institutional aspects of the role of trauma on justice-involved youth for LGBTQA and GNC in comparison to cisgender heterosexuals. As well as to advise correctional facilities and researchers on the need for trauma-informed practices.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: Juvenile Client Questionnaire; Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire Revised Version 2 (JVQ-R2); Adverse Childhood Experiences scale(ACEs); Agency Self-Assessment for Trauma-Informed Care created by Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center's Trauma Informed Care Project (2010);
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The Organizational Assessment had a response rate of 49% of staff who have direct contact with clients.
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Youth Full Analysis
    • DS2: Staff Survey Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2018
  • Collection date: 2018-01-09--2018-06-25
  • 2018-01-09 / 2018-06-25
Geographic Coverage
  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Hennepin county youth that are above the age of 14 and involved in the juvenile justice system. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
For the youth surveys and interviews, the study employed a convenience sample. If they agreed to participate, they were asked if they would like to participate in the longer interviews. All staff who worked directly with adult or juvenile clients were asked to complete the organizational self-assessment. The survey asked Hennepin County corrections staff to respond to a web or paper survey. Staff who did not respond received follow-ups to complete.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • mixed mode
  • on-site questionnaire
  • web-based survey
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (2016-MU-MU-0066).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37444 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Hoffmann, Andrea, Buskovick, Danette, Vohs, Margaret, Wildermuth, Jessica. Understanding the Role of Trauma and Violence Exposure on Justice-Involved LGBTQA and GNC Youth in Hennepin County, MN. Technical Report Submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.NCJ 254495, . 2020.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/grants/254495.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2020-11-30 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-11-30