Safety and Risk
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS-2)
How frequently do youth with autism interact with the criminal justice system?
How often are young adults on the spectrum stopped and questioned by police?
Individuals on the autism spectrum may be at risk for criminal justice involvement due to differences in social communication skills and behavioral characteristics. Learn key statistics from the National Autism Indicators Report.
Rava, J.A., Roux, A.M., Shattuck, P.T., Rast, J.E. (2015). Involvement in the Criminal Justice System Among Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. Life Course Outcomes Fact Sheet Series. Philadelphia, PA: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Life Course Outcomes Program Area.