||Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
||Among committed youth, Hispanic youth were in placement for shorter periods compared with their counterparts. For detained youth, white youth were in placement for shorter periods.
Note: Detained youth include those awaiting adjudication, disposition, or placement elsewhere.
Committed youth include youth held as part of a court ordered disposition.
American Indian includes Alaska Natives; Asian includes Pacific Islanders. Race groups exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Hispanic persons can be of any race.
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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08403.asp?qaDate=2019.
Released on May 21, 2021.
Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.
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