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Juvenile Court Placement of Adjudicated Youth, 1988–1997 (FS 200015) October 2000
2 page(s)
Puzzanchera, C. M.
This Fact Sheet is part of the Residential Placement Series and reports out-of-home placements for youth adjudicated by courts as delinquent offenders from 1988 to 1997. Residential placements—which include placement in residential treatment centers, juvenile corrections facilities, foster homes, and group homes—are among the types of dispositions used by juvenile courts. The number of adjudicated cases resulting in out-of-home placement rose from 104,800 in 1988 to 163,200 in 1997. However, from 1988 to 1997, adjudicated cases involving placement increased least for white youth (52%), compared with black youth (60%) and youth of other races (69%).