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Juveniles in Corrections
Time in Placement
Q: Does time in placement vary by type of offense for detained offenders?
A: Detained 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 28, 2015). Because the data are not based on a release cohort, the complete length of stay cannot be determined.
  • After 60 days, 33% of detained person offenders remained in placement.
  • Time-in-placement patterns largely overlapped for detained youth held for drug offenses, status offenses, and technical violations.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08406.asp?qaDate=2015. Released on June 01, 2017.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2015 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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