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Juveniles in Corrections

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to the most commonly asked questions about juveniles in corrections. Here you can learn about the number and characteristics of juveniles in residential placement nationwide and in each state. You can also learn about the facilities where these juveniles reside.

Demographics

  • How many juveniles are held in residential placement on a given day in the U.S.? [Answer]
  • What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • How do residential placement rates vary by race? [Answer]
  • How old are most juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer]
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juveniles in residential placement vary by offense and gender? [Answer]
  • Does the minority proportion of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by State and placement status? [Answer]
  • What is the female proportion of minority juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • What is the minority proportion of females in residential placement? [Answer]
  • How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]
  • How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]

Offenses

  • Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by state? [Answer]
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of juvenile offenders in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer]
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer]
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by sex? [Answer]
  • Does the offense profile of detained juveniles in residential placement vary by state? [Answer]
  • Does the offense profile of committed juveniles in residential placement vary by state? [Answer]

Time in Placement

  • Does time in placement vary for detained juveniles and committed juveniles? [Answer]
  • Does time in placement vary by sex? [Answer]
  • Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer]
  • Does time in placement vary by type of offense for committed offenders? [Answer]
  • How long do juveniles stay in juvenile residential placement facilities? [Answer]
  • Does time in placement vary by type of offense for detained offenders? [Answer]

Facility Characteristics

  • Are most juvenile offenders held in small facilities? [Answer]
  • Do public facilities hold more juveniles than private facilities? [Answer]
  • Do private and public facilities provide onsite residential treatment? [Answer]
  • What facility type is most likely to provide onsite residential treatment services? [Answer]
  • How many juvenile residential placement facilities hold female offenders? [Answer]
  • Do residential placement facilities hold both juvenile offenders younger than age 13 with older teen offenders? [Answer]
  • Do residential placement facilities hold both violent juvenile offenders with nonviolent offenders? [Answer]

State Comparisons

  • How do residential placement rates vary by State? [Answer]
  • What factors influence State residential placement rates? [Answer]
  • How do States vary in their use of private facilities? [Answer]
  • Does the number of juvenile residential placement facilities vary by State? [Answer] new icon
  • Does the offense profile of juveniles held in residential placement vary by State? [Answer]
  • What is the female proportion of juveniles in residential placement? [Answer]
  • How do residential placement rates vary by race? [Answer]
  • How do female residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]
  • How do male residential placement rates vary by race/ethnicity and State? [Answer]

Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

  • What proportion of youth report being sexually victimized in juvenile facilities? [Answer] new icon
  • Does the rate of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities vary by victim demographics? [Answer] new icon
  • Who are the perpetrators of youth-on-youth sexual victimization in juvenile facilities? [Answer] new icon
  • What are the incident characteristics of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities? [Answer] new icon

Juveniles in Adult Jails and Prisons

  • How many youth age 17 or younger are held in adult jails? [Answer]
  • How many youth age 17 or younger are held in state prisons? [Answer]

 

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