||Are male and female youth held in separate facilities?
||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
|Mix of males and females
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: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08504.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.