Matched Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP)/Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) Series

Investigator(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Matched Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP)/Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) Series merges data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) Series with data from the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) Series.

The CJRP and JRFC files were merged to each other using facility ID and year in ascending order. Specifically, CJRP 1999 was matched to JRFC 2000; CJRP 2001 was matched to JRFC 2002; CJRP 2003 was matched to JRFC 2004; and CJRP 2006 was matched to JRFC 2006. CJRP 1997 was not matched to a JRFC file.

National Juvenile Corrections Data Summary

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention sponsored three series of national juvenile corrections data collections:

The CJRP was administered for the first time in 1997. The CJRP replaced the Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities (formerly called the Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census series and also known as the Children in Custody (CIC) census), which had been conducted since the early 1970s. The CJRP differs fundamentally from CIC in that the CIC collected aggregate data on juveniles held in each facility (e.g., number of juveniles in the facility) and the CJRP collects an individual record on each juvenile held in the residential facility to provide a detailed picture of juveniles in custody. The companion data collection to CJRP, the JRFC, is designed to collect information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held.

ICPSR merged data from the CJRP series with data from the JRFC series. These studies are included in the Matched Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP)/Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) Series.