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NCJ Number: NCJ 196595     Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2000: Selected Findings
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Author(s): Melissa Sickmund
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2002
Page Count: 4
  Series: OJJDP National Report Series
  Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2000 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) examining facilities where juvenile offenders are held with specific information gathered on facility characteristics, facility crowding, and facility related deaths.
Abstract: In 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention developed and administered the first Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) to gather and report information about the facilities in which juveniles offenders are held. Data is routinely collected on facility characteristics, such as type, size, structure, security arrangements, and ownership, as well as bedspace, the range of services provided to youth in residential facilities, and deaths of juveniles in custody. This report presents findings from the inaugural 2000 JRFC with specific focus on two issues: facility crowding and facility-related deaths. Many facilities report not having enough standard beds for all their residents. About 40 percent of the juvenile facilities reported that the number of residents exceeded their available beds and were also more likely than other facilities to report that they had transported youth to an emergency room in the last month due to injuries resulting in a conflict with another resident. The data collected also showed that the number of youth who died while in custody was decreasing and were relatively rare. While juvenile facilities in 1994 reported 45 in-custody deaths, there were 30 in-custody deaths reported in 2000. This death rate is about half the rate for their counterparts in the general U.S. population. In addition, more than half of the deaths (17 of 30) reported occurred outside the facility with private facilities accounting for most of the deaths which occurred outside the facility (12). Tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Suicide ; Overcrowding ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics ; Juvenile facility management ; Juvenile suicide ; Juvenile correctional population projection ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series Bulletin, December 2002
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