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Table 1 Description of participants in a specialty court program for commercially sexually exploited children, 2012–2014 (n = 181)

From: A longitudinal study of justice characteristics among girls participating in a sex trafficking court program

Variables Mean/Proportion SD Range
Justice characteristics a
 Bench warrants 1.78 1.76 0–7
 Citations 1.75 1.80 0–8
 Placements 1.94 1.84 0–8
 Ran away 1.07 1.31 0–6
Independent variables
 Age at first citation (in years) 15.18 1.41 11–18
 Months between first citation and court program 15.26 14.09 0–60
 Months in the program 11.35 7.38 1–31
 Bench warrants at baseline b 1.24 1.50 0–5
 Citations at baseline b 3.20 2.09 1–10
 Placements at baseline b 4.41 4.97 0–20
 Ran away at baseline b 0.56
 Abuse history (yes = 1) 0.50
 History of substance use (yes = 1) 0.90
 Mental health condition (yes = 1) 0.76
 Black (yes = 1) 0.74
 U.S. citizen (yes = 1) 0.96
  1. Note. Means, standard deviations (S.D.), and ranges presented for continuous variables. Proportions presented for categorical variables
  2. aDependent variables are counts of events while participants were in the specialty court program
  3. bBaseline variables are events prior to entry into the court program