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Juveniled Justice System Structure & Process
Organization & Administration of Delinquency Services
Q: How are detention services operated in each state?
A: In most states (32) and the District of Columbia, detention services are locally-operated.

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  • Agencies that administer detention facilities are responsible for maintaining operations and managing administrative functions, including finance and human resources.
  • State operated indicates detention facilities are operated by state-level executive or judicial agencies.
  • Mostly state operated indicates most detention facilities are state operated but some facilities are independently operated by local county or district level governments.
  • Locally operated detention facilities are operated by independent county or district level government.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/structure_process/qa04201.asp?qaDate=2017. Released on August 07, 2017.

Adapted from the "Juvenile Justice Services" section of Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics. Available on-line at: http://www.jjgps.org/juvenile-justice-services. Retrieved July 2017.

 

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