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OJJDP/NIJ Bulletin Summarizes Findings from 2017 Juvenile Residential Placement Census

JUVJUST Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017

OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice have released "Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017." This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a biennial survey that collects data on juvenile offenders in public and private juvenile residential placement facilities in every state. Findings indicate that the number of youth in residential placement continues to decline.

Between 1997 and 2017, the number...