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Pub. Type Report
Title Juveniles in Residential Placement, 1997-2008
Author(s) Sickmund, Melissa
Subtitle/Series Name OJJDP Fact Sheet
Pub. Date Feb 2010
Abstract OJJDP's National Juvenile Justice Data Collection Program monitors trends in the residential placement of juvenile offenders. Findings indicate that the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement in publicly and privately operated juvenile facilities has declined steadily since 2000. In 2008, fewer than 81,000 juvenile offenders were housed. This is the fewest juvenile offenders counted in a national census of juvenile facilities since 1993. The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) provides detailed information on all juveniles in residential facilities in the United States, including gender, birth date, race and/or ethnicity, most serious offense, State where the offense occurred, whether the juvenile was being held pre- or postadjudication, and admission date. In 2000, OJJDP launched the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) as a companion to CJRP. JRFC also collected a 1-day count of the placement population but focused on facilities, including facility ownership, operation, services, security, crowding, and injuries and deaths in custody. The facilities included in these two data collections represent a wide range of facility types: secure and nonsecure; public (State or local), private, and tribal; and long- and short-term holding. source
Issue/No. NCJ 229379
Producer United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Place of Production Washington, DC

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