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Juveniles in Corrections
Time in Placement
Q: Does time in placement vary by type of offense for committed offenders?
A: Committed person offenders were in placement longer than other types of offenders.

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  • 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 25, 2017). Because the data are not based on a release cohort, the complete length of stay cannot be determined.
  • After 6 months, 40% of committed person offenders remained in placement.
  • Time-in-placement patterns largely overlapped for committed youth held for property, drug, and status offenses.
  • The proportion of juveniles remaining in placement at least 180 days was larger for committed status offenders (33%) than for delinquents committed for drug offenses (21%). A smaller proportion of juveniles committed for technical violations (19%) had been in the facility that long.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08404.asp?qaDate=2017. Released on April 23, 2019.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2017 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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