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NCJ Number: 183108 Find in a Library
Title: State Custody Rates, 1997
Author(s): Melissa Sickmund
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: December 2000
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 1999-JN-FX-K002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report uses data from the 1997 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) to analyze State custody rates for juvenile offenders, with emphasis on the types of facilities used (public versus private) for delinquent and status offenders.
Abstract: The report noted that CJRP improves custody rate statistics in several ways, particularly through its inclusion of State-specific custody rates for private facilities. The analysis determined custody rates for each State as of October 29, 1997, based on the State where the offense occurred. Results revealed that most status offenders are held in private facilities, whereas most delinquent offenders are detained in public facilities. California led the States in custody rates based on delinquents held in public facilities, but the District of Columbia led when the data included public and private facility data for both delinquent and status offenders. Several States used private facilities for less than 10 percent of offenders in residential placement, but other States placed as many as 66 percent of offenders in private facilities. Most States made little or no use of out-of-State private facilities; other States placed as many as 29 percent of offenders in them. Findings revealed that information on the relative use of public and private facilities from State to State is important in understanding State-specific custody rates and that knowing what types of offenders States place in what types of residential facilities can be useful. Tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Data analysis; Data collections; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile detention rates; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Juvenile status offenders; Private sector-government cooperation; Privatization in corrections; Residential child care institutions; State-by-state analyses
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