Publication Advisory: Justice Department Announces Bulletin on Characteristics and Backgrounds of Youth in Residential Placement

Dec 06, 2010, 10:00 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds, the fourth bulletin in a series that presents findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The authors offer recommendations to reduce recidivism based on data from the survey.  The bulletin focuses on the youth's demographic characteristics, current and prior offenses, current disposition, family and educational backgrounds, and expectations for the future.  SYRP is the only current national survey that obtains comprehensive information about youth in custody by directly asking the youth.

TITLE: "Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement"

RESEARCHERS: Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D., and Carol Bruce, Ph.D.

PUBLISHER: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims.  OJP has seven 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; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.  More information about OJP can be found at


SOURCE Office of Justice Programs