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NCJ Number: 250754 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Conditions of Confinement
Series: OJJDP Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: May 2017
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Rockville, MD 20850
Grant Number: 2013-MU-FX-0005; 2001-JR-BX-K001
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report, the third in the series, presents findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) regarding their conditions of confinement in a range of facility types and programs, with a focus on the structural and operational characteristics of these environments and how youth offenders are distributed across various programs and facilities of differing sizes and complexity.
Abstract: Among the documented conditions and experiences of youth in placement are how youth are grouped in living units and programs; which youth are placed together; the activities for youth available in each type of facility; the accessibility of social, emotional, and legal supports; the quality of the youth-staff relationships; the clarity of the facility’s rules; the quality of the facility’s commitment to justice and due process; and the methods of control and discipline used by staff. The SYRP sample was drawn from the full population of State and local facilities identified by the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement and Juvenile Residential Facility Census surveys. Data were obtained through interviews with a nationally representative sample of 7,073 youth in 2003, using audio-computer-assisted self-interview. Facility administrators provided additional information about placement contexts. 18 figures, 17 tables, and 46 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Facility conditions; Inmate Programs; Juvenile/corrections staff relations; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP final report
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