WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings, a biannual census that collects information about characteristics of facilities for justice-involved youth, such as their size, structure, type, ownership, security arrangements and the range of services they provide to youth in their care.
Key findings include: the population of juveniles in custody continued to decline—down 11 percent from 2012, and although crowding is still a problem in many facilities, improvements continue; the proportion of residents held in facilities at the limit of their standard bed capacity, exceeded their standard bed capacity, or had juveniles sleeping in makeshift beds dropped from 40 percent in 2000 to 22 percent in 2014.
TITLE: Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings (NCJ 250123)
AUTHORS: Sarah Hockenberry, Andrew Wachter, and Anthony Sladky
The Office of Justice Programs, 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 bureaus and offices: 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 (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs