OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book with a new Data Snapshot on trends and characteristics of youth in residential placement. The snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement.
The data show the number of youth in residential placement facilities fell below 25,000 in 2021. Among detained youth, youth of color had been in placement longer than white youth.
Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Statistical Briefing Book offers easy online access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.