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  NCJ Number: NCJ 188862     Find in a Library
  Title: Innovative Information on Juvenile Residential Facilities
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Joseph Moone
  Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2000
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This report provides information on the first Juvenile Residential Facility-Census (JRFC), a new effort by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to collect information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held; the census was conducted in October 2000.
  Abstract: The JRFC is one component of a multitiered OJJDP effort to describe both the youth placed in residential facilities and the environments of these facilities. JRFC will collect basic information on facility characteristics, including size, structure, security arrangements, and ownership. It will provide information on the use of bedspace in the facility, which will help indicate whether the facility is experiencing crowding. The census will also solicit information about the type of facility, such as detention center, training school, ranch, or group home. This information will be complemented by a series of questions about other residential services provided by the facility, such as independent living and foster care. JRFC will collect information on the health care, education, substance abuse treatment, and mental health treatment provided to youth in these facilities. The census will report on the use of screenings or tests conducted to determine counseling, education, health, or substance abuse needs and will examine prominent issues about conditions of confinement. JRFC will be conducted biennially. To disseminate the results of the census, OJJDP will develop a Web site that will provide the results in tabular form.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
  Index Term(s): Information collection ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention ; Juvenile residential treatment centers ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends
  Publication Number: FS-200011
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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