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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
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Subtitle/Series Name:
Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Abstract:
The SYRP is unique in that it is the only current national survey to obtain information about youth in custody by asking the youth themselves through anonymous interviews. This method of questioning can address issues that no other information source covers. It also conveys the special perspectives of the youth about their offenses and offense histories and their experiences in placement. The SYRP was designed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the 1990s to provide enhanced juvenile custody statistics. This Bulletin reviews the SYRP's background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summarizing the questions it answers about the population of youth in custody. Tables and references source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 218390
Producer:
United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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