OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice have released "Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2019." The bulletin presents findings from OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a biennial survey that details the characteristics of youth held for delinquency and status offenses in public and private juvenile residential facilities. Findings indicate that the number of youth in residential placement continues to decline.
Key findings from the report include:
- Number of youth in residential placement decreased 65 percent between 1997 and 2019, reaching the lowest level since data collection began.
- Females accounted for 15 percent of the placement population.
- Black youth accounted for the largest share of youth in placement.