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Title: Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2016: Selected Findings
Series: OJJDP National Report Series
Author(s): Sarah Hockenberry; Anthony Sladky
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: February 2018
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2016-JF-FX-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); Statistics; Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP‘s) 2016 Juvenile Residential Facility Census, a biennial survey that collects data on every state’s public and private juvenile residential facilities.
Abstract: Nationally, 45,567 juvenile offenders were held in 1,772 residential placement facilities on October 26, 2016. Facilities that held juvenile offenders varied in their operation, type, size, confinement features, screening practices, and services provided. Just over half of all facilities were publicly operated in 2016; they held 71 percent of offenders. Nearly 6 in 10 facilities (56 percent) were small (20 or fewer residents); however, 57 percent of all offenders were held in medium-size facilities (holding 21-100 residents). A small proportion (3 percent) of facilities operated over capacity in 2016; these facilities held 4 percent of all offenders. Approximately 9 in 10 facilities screened all youth for suicide risk and educational needs. Six youth died in placement in 2016; one was ruled a suicide.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile Confinement; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile residential treatment centers; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources
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