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Juveniles in Corrections
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Juveniles in Corrections

The most severe sanction that a juvenile court can impose entails the restriction of a youth's freedom through placement in a residential facility. Most often, such placement occurs after a youth has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense; however, a youth may also be held in detention after arrest or during court proceedings.

This section primarily draws on data from OJJDP’s Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) and Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) to document what is known about youth in residential placement and the facilities that hold them.



Date Created: June 1, 2023