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NCJ Number: 229379 Find in a Library
Title: Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2008
Author(s): Melissa Sickmund
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 2
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: 2008-JF-FX-K071
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: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet examines trends in the residential placement of juvenile offenders.
Abstract: OJJDP's National Juvenile Justice Data Collection Program monitors trends in the residential placement of juvenile offenders. Findings indicate that the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement in publicly and privately operated juvenile facilities has declined steadily since 2000. In 2008, fewer than 81,000 juvenile offenders were housed. This is the fewest juvenile offenders counted in a national census of juvenile facilities since 1993. The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) provides detailed information on all juveniles in residential facilities in the United States, including gender, birth date, race and/or ethnicity, most serious offense, State where the offense occurred, whether the juvenile was being held pre- or postadjudication, and admission date. In 2000, OJJDP launched the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) as a companion to CJRP. JRFC also collected a 1-day count of the placement population but focused on facilities, including facility ownership, operation, services, security, crowding, and injuries and deaths in custody. The facilities included in these two data collections represent a wide range of facility types: secure and nonsecure; public (State or local), private, and tribal; and long- and short-term holding.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Race; Secure juvenile units/facilities
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