|OJJDP Bulletin Provides Overview of Juveniles in Residential Placement
May 31, 2016
OJJDP has released “Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2013.” The bulletin presents information from the 2013 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities that the U.S. Census Bureau conducted and OJJDP sponsored. The data indicates that the number of juveniles held in residential placement as a result of an offense has declined 48 percent since 1997. Racial and ethnic minority youth accounted for 68 percent of youth in residential placement in 2013, with black males making up the largest share. The national detention rate for black youth was nearly 6 times the rate for white youth, and their commitment rate was more than 4 times the rate for white youth.
See other publications in OJJDP’s Juvenile Justice Statistics: National Report Series.