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Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities, 1986-1987: [United States] (ICPSR 8973) RSS

Alternate Title:  Census of Children in Custody (CIC), 1987

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Summary:

These data provide information on the population and characteristics of public and private juvenile facilities in operation in the United States on February 2, 1987. Annual data for the 1986 calendar year are included as well. Questions designed to categorize each facility were asked concerning the number of adults held, the juvenile majority's custodial authority, reason for custody, and access to the community, as well as the facility's security arrangements, capacity, age, plans for renovation, type of administration, and setting. Extensive data on the total juvenile residential population of each facility was also gathered. The total population is broken down by admission type, legal status, type of offense, race, and age. The collection also contains information on the population's movement and average length of stay, as well as each facility's average daily population, number and types of personnel, educational, treatment, and medical programs available, annual expenditures, court orders and consent decrees, and availability of juvenile records.

Series: Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Public Facilities Data - Download All Files (8,016 KB)
DS2:  Private Facilities Data - Download All Files (13,689 KB)

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities, 1986-1987: [United States]. ICPSR08973-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-01-10. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08973.v3

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, correctional facilities, group homes, juvenile detention, juvenile offenders, juveniles, offenses, restitution centers, status offenses

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1986--1987

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987--1988

Unit of Observation:   facilities

Universe:   Juveniles in public and private juvenile detention, correctional, and shelter facilities in operation in the United States on February 2, 1987.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Compiled by United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Methodology

Sample:   Residential programs and group homes in operation on February 2, 1987, were included in the census if they housed three or more residents, if at least 50 percent of the residents were juveniles, and if accused or adjudicated delinquents and status offenders were at least 1 percent of their average daily population. In California, however, all California Youth Authority Facilities were included in the census. Juvenile facilities operated as part of adult jails were excluded, as were nonresidential facilities, facilities exclusively for drug or alcohol abusers or nonoffenders, and federal juvenile correctional facilities.

Data Source:

mailed questionnaires, and personal interviews

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2011-01-10 The data were changed to be consistent across years.
  • 2007-10-23 The data files were updated to include ready-to-go files and the ASCII codebook was converted to PDF format.
  • 2006-01-12 All documentation files were removed and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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