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Anticipating Space Needs in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities (NCJ 185234) March 2001
20 page(s)
Butts, J., Adams, W.
Provides juvenile justice policymakers with information to help them project detention and corrections populations. The OJJDP Bulletin presents an overview of the roles of juvenile justice system policies and decisionmaking in determining space needs. It analyzes several methods for projecting juvenile confinement populations, noting the limits of simple projection models and presenting a detailed example of a comprehensive projection model. The Bulletin goes on to examine the practical implications of projecting detention and corrections populations and to outline the differences between forecasting and predicting future space needs.