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Bulletin Summarizes Findings from 2016 Juvenile Residential Facility Census

February 13, 2019

Juvenile Residential Facility CensusOJJDP has released "Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2016: Selected Findings." This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP’s Juvenile Residential Facility Census, a biennial survey that collects data on every state’s public and private juvenile residential facilities. Findings from the 2016 census indicate that the number of youth in residential placement continues to decline, a trend that has lasted nearly two decades. The data also indicate that more youth were held in local facilities in 2016 than in state-operated facilities. The data also show that most responding facilities routinely evaluated all youth for suicide risk, education needs, substance abuse, and mental health needs.

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