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NCJ Number: NCJ 218390  Add to Shoppping Cart  
Title: Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
Series: OJJDP Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2008
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2001-JR-BX-K001
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bulletin introduces the first Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), the third component in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s collection of surveys providing updated statistics on youth in custody in the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: The SYRP is unique in that it is the only current national survey to obtain information about youth in custody by asking the youth themselves through anonymous interviews. This method of questioning can address issues that no other information source covers. It also conveys the special perspectives of the youth about their offenses and offense histories and their experiences in placement. The SYRP was designed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the 1990s to provide enhanced juvenile custody statistics. This Bulletin reviews the SYRP’s background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summarizing the questions it answers about the population of youth in custody. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Surveys ; Questionnaires ; Data collection ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile statistics ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics ; Juvenile sentencing ; Juvenile offenders
Note: OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin; downloaded November 11, 2008.
   
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