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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 youth in corrections. Here you can learn about the number and characteristics of youth in residential placement nationwide and in each state. You can also learn about the facilities where these youth reside.

Demographics

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

Offenses

  • Does the offense profile of youth held in residential placement vary by State? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the race/ethnicity profile of youth in residential placement vary by offense? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does the type of offense resulting in placement vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the offense profile of detained youth in residential placement vary by State? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the offense profile of committed youth in residential placement vary by State? [Answer] updated icon

Time in Placement

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

Facility Characteristics

  • Are most youth held in small facilities? [Answer]
  • Do public facilities hold more youth than private facilities? [Answer]
  • Are male and female youth held in separate facilities? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do residential placement facilities hold both youth younger than age 13 with older teens? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do residential placement facilities hold violent youth as well as non-violent youth? [Answer] updated icon
  • How many juvenile residential facilities operate at or above capacity? [Answer]

Facility Practices and Services

  • Do private and public facilities provide onsite residential treatment? [Answer]
  • What facility type is most likely to provide onsite residential treatment services? [Answer]
  • Education: Are youth in residential placement evaluated for educational needs? [Answer]
  • Education: When are youth in residential placement facilities evaluated for educational needs? [Answer]
  • Mental Health: Are youth in residential placement evaluated for mental health needs? [Answer]
  • Mental Health: When are youth in residential placement facilities evaluated for mental health needs? [Answer]
  • Suicide Risk: Are youth in residential placement evaluated for suicide risk? [Answer]
  • Suicide Risk: When are youth in residential placement facilities evaluated for suicide risk? [Answer]
  • Substance Abuse: Are youth in residential placement evaluated for substance abuse problems? [Answer]
  • Substance Abuse: When are youth in residential placement facilities evaluated for substance abuse problems? [Answer]

State Comparisons

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

Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

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

Youth 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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