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Time in Placement
Q: Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
A: 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.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: 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.