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Facility Characteristics
Q: Do residential placement facilities hold both youth younger than age 13 with older teens?
A: Yes. Approximately one-fifth of facilities held youth younger than age 13 as well as older teens.

Age mix by facility type, 2019

Population age mix Total Public Private Total Public Private
Total 1,523 907 616 100% 100% 100%
No mix of under age 13 and over age 15 1,209 687 522 79% 76% 85%
Mix of under age 13 and over age 15 314 220 94 21% 24% 15%

Notes: Facilities identified here as not having a mix of very young youth and older teens, may in fact, allow both age groups, but merely had no mix on the census day. The specific housing arrangements of facilities identified here as having an age mix are not known. Very young and older teen 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.