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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
A: For both minority and white youth, half of committed juveniles had been held in the facility at least 15 weeks.

Percent of residents remaining in placement by race/ethnicity, 2011

Days since
admission
        Committed          
          Detained            
White Minority White Minority

0 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
10 90.7   91.9   56.0   65.0  
20 85.5   86.8   39.2   47.7  
30 79.0   80.1   26.5   35.3  
40 75.1   76.2   20.3   28.7  
50 70.2   70.7   15.9   23.2  
60 65.9   66.6   12.6   20.1  
70 61.7   62.4   10.4   17.4  
80 57.2   58.1   8.5   15.0  
90 54.2   54.7   7.5   13.3  
100 50.3   50.9   6.8   11.7  
110 47.7   48.0   6.2   10.5  
120 44.6   44.5   5.3   9.6  
130 41.5   41.1   4.8   8.8  
140 38.6   38.0   4.5   8.1  
150 35.6   35.4   4.0   7.4  
160 33.6   33.2   3.7   6.7  
170 30.9   30.6   3.4   6.0  
180 29.2   28.8   2.9   5.6  
190 27.2   26.7   2.7   5.2  
200 25.9   24.9   2.5   4.9  
210 24.4   23.4   2.3   4.5  
220 22.9   21.9   2.1   4.1  
230 21.9   20.8   2.0   3.8  
240 20.2   19.3   1.8   3.5  
250 19.4   18.3   1.6   3.4  
260 18.3   17.1   1.6   3.1  
270 17.2   16.0   1.5   2.9  
280 16.3   15.0   1.4   2.7  
290 15.3   14.2   1.4   2.4  
300 14.7   13.7   1.1   2.3  
310 14.1   13.1   1.1   2.2  
320 13.4   12.5   1.0   2.1  
330 12.6   11.8   1.0   1.9  
340 12.2   11.4   0.9   1.8  
350 11.6   10.9   0.8   1.7  
360 11.0   10.3   0.7   1.6  
365 10.7   10.1   0.7   1.5  

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  • The CJRP captures information on the number of days since admission for each juvenile in residential placement. These data represent the number of days the juvenile had been in the facility up to the census date (October 26, 2011). Because the data are not based on a release cohort, the complete length of stay cannot be determined.
  • The overall median time in placement for juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities was 63 days in 2011. The median time in placement for white youth (62 days) was similar to the median time in placement for minority youth (63 days).
  • Among detained juveniles, 27% of white youth had been in the facility at least 30 days, compared with 35% of minority youth.
  • Among committed offenders, time in placement was virtually the same for whites and minorities.
  • After 6 months, approximately one-third of both committed white and minority youth remained in placement.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08403.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2011 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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