National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Survey of Facilities for Runaway and Homeless Youth, 1983-1988 (ICPSR 9129)

Principal Investigator(s): Swicord, Donald


This data collection is a compilation of demographic and service information collected on youths in residential and nonresidential shelters for runaways and homeless youths. The data provide descriptions of the youths using the shelters and offer data on age, sex, race, education, family setting, shelter services provided, and aftercare services received.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Youth Information Form (YIF) - Download All Files (25.394 MB)
DS2:  Information Collection and Research Evaluation Form (ICARE) - Download All Files (29.488 MB)

Study Description


Swicord, Donald. SURVEY OF FACILITIES FOR RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH, 1983-1988. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    homeless shelters, homelessness, residential programs, youths

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1983--1988

Date of Collection:   

  • 1983--1988

Universe:    Runaway and homeless youths in 270 shelters in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Trust Territories.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data


Data Source:

administrative forms and questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-03-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB9129.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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