U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Innovation - Partnerships - Safer Neighborhoods
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Serving Children, Families, and Communities
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logo jump over products navigation bar
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logoAbout SSBFrequently Asked QuestionsPublicationsData Analysis ToolsNational Data SetsOther ResourcesAsk a Question

Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juveniles as Victims
Juveniles as Offenders
Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process
Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juveniles in Court
Juveniles on Probation
Juveniles in Corrections
Related FAQs
Related Publications
Related Links
Data Analysis Tools
Juvenile Reentry & Aftercare
Special Topics
Data Snapshot
Statistical Briefing Book Home

OJJDP logo

Juveniles in Corrections
Time in Placement
Q: Does time in placement vary by race/ethnicity?
A: For both minority and white youth, half of committed juveniles had been held in the facility at least 16 weeks.
Note: Detained offenders include those awaiting adjudication, disposition, or placement elsewhere. Committed offenders include juveniles held as part of a court ordered disposition.

[ Text only ]  [ CSV file ]

  • The CJRP captures information on the number of days since admission for each juvenile in residential placement. These data represent the number of days the juvenile had been in the facility up to the census date (October 23, 2019). Because the data are not based on a release cohort, the complete length of stay cannot be determined.
  • The overall median time in placement for juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities was 64 days in 2019. The median time in placement for white youth (67 days) was similar to the median time in placement for minority youth (63 days).
  • Among detained juveniles, 39% of white youth had been in the facility at least 30 days, compared with 49% of minority youth.
  • Among committed offenders, time in placement was virtually the same for whites and minorities.
  • After 6 months, approximately one-third of both committed white and minority youth remained in placement.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08403.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on May 21, 2021.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.


USA.gov | Privacy | Policies & Disclaimers | FOIA | Site Map | Ask a Question | OJJDP Home
A component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice