WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the first census of juveniles in residential placement was conducted in 1997, the population of youth in custody has declined by one third, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department.
The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin, Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010, presents a detailed picture of the young people who are held in custody across the nation, including such characteristics as age, race, gender, offenses and adjudication status. This census, conducted in February 2010, reports 79,165 youth held in 2,259 facilities.
TITLE: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010
PUBLISHER: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, www.ojjdp.gov
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. For more information about OJP, please visit http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs