New Publications

All OJJDP publications may be viewed and downloaded on the publications section of the OJJDP Web site. Print publications also may be ordered online at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Web site.

Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (Bulletin)

Youth's Characteristics and  Backgrounds: Findings From the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement This publication draws on the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement's (SYRP's) findings to examine the characteristics and backgrounds of youth in custody. It describes their demographic characteristics and reports on their current and prior offenses, disposition, family and educational backgrounds, and expectations for the future. SYRP's findings provide insights into how juvenile justice practitioners might best combat recidivism while promoting positive outcomes. As the only national survey that gathers information directly from youth in custody, SYRP addresses issues that no other information source covers.

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