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Juveniles in Corrections
Facility Practices and Services
Q: What facility type is most likely to provide onsite residential treatment services?
A: Residential treatment (97%) and long-term secure facilities (96%) were most likely to report providing onsite treatment services in 2018.

Percent of facilities providing treatment services, by facility type*, 2018

Total Detention
Center
Long-term
secure
Reception/
Diagnostic
Center
Group
home
Residential
Treatment
Center
Ranch/
wilderness
camp
Shelter
Total number of facilities 1,510 624 164 37 240 554 27 116

Number of facilities
 providing onsite treatment
932 220 158 29 142 535 23 56

Any treatment service 62% 35% 96% 78% 59% 97% 85% 48%

Onsite treatment services1
 Mental health 86% 87% 96% 83% 79% 88% 83% 70%
 Substance abuse 70% 71% 89% 76% 51% 73% 78% 32%
 Sex offender 36% 25% 47% 66% 27% 44% 17% 16%
 Violent offender 21% 24% 37% 45% 14% 21% 26% 5%
 Arson 10% 7% 16% 31% 5% 13% 4% 4%

Notes: *Facility type counts sum to more than 1,510 facilities because facilities could select more than one facility type.
1Percent based on number of facilities providing onsite treatment.

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  • Provision of treatment services varied by service type in 2018. At least 8 in 10 facilities reported providing mental health services; 96% of long-term secure facilities reported providing mental health services in 2018. In contrast, only 10% of facilities reported providing arson treatment services in the same year.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08521.asp?qaDate=2018. Released on May 15, 2020.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2018 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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