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Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2016: Selected Findings
(NCJ 251785) December 2018
OJJDP National Report Series, Bulletin, 20 page(s)
Sarah Hockenberry, Anthony Sladky
OJJDP's biennial Juvenile Residential Facility Census collects data on how juvenile facilities operate and the services they provide. Data from the 2016 census indicate that the number of youth in residential placement continues to decline, a trend that has lasted nearly two decades. In 2016, more youth were held in county, city, or municipally operated facilities on the census date than were held in state-operated facilities. Facility crowding affected a relatively small proportion of youth in custody. Most responding facilities routinely evaluated all youth for suicide risk, education needs, substance abuse, and mental health needs.