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Facility Characteristics
Q: Are male and female youth held in separate facilities?
A: On the October 23, 2019 census date, 848 juvenile residential facilities held female youth. Facilities housing only females on the census date accounted for 8% of all facilities.

Gender mix by facility type, 2019

Population gender mix Total Public Private Total Public Private
Total 1,523 907 616 100% 100% 100%
Males only 675 315 360 44% 35% 58%
Females only 127 41 86 8% 5% 14%
Mix of males and females 721 551 170 47% 61% 28%

Notes: Facilities identified here as gender specific, may in fact, allow other sexes, but merely had no different-sex residents on the census day. The specific housing arrangements of facilities identified here as holding other sexes are not known. Male and female populations may be separated within a facility.

The term ‘youth’ refers to persons under age 21 who were in a facility because they were charged with or adjudicated for an offense.

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.