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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015
(NCJ 250951) March 2018
OJJDP National Report Series, Bulletin, 16 page(s)
The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private residential facilities in every state. The 2015 data show the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly 9 in 10 states cut their rates by half or more. From 1997 to 2015, the overall number of youth in residential placement decreased 54 percent to 48,043, its lowest level since the data collection began in 1997 when 105,055 youth were held in out-of-home placement. Of the juveniles held in residential placement in 2015, 95 percent were held for a delinquency offense and 5 percent were held for a status offense. Less than 40 percent were held for a person offense.