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OJJDP Bulletin Summarizes Juvenile Residential Facility Census

March 23, 2015

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected FindingsOJJDP has released "Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings." This bulletin presents findings from the 2012 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. This biennial survey collects information on facilities in which juvenile offenders are held and reports on the number of youth who were injured or died in custody. The data indicate that the juvenile offender population in residential placement dropped 14 percent from 2010 to 2012, and more offenders were in local facilities in 2012 than were in state-operated facilities. The survey also reports on security features used at public, state, and private facilities, including locking youth in their sleeping rooms.


See other publications in OJJDP's Juvenile Offenders and Victims: National Report Series.


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