The 2015 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) shows that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly 9 in 10 states cut their rates by half or more.
Juvenile detention centers
Progress Check: Youth Confinement in America Today: Youth Residing In Juvenile Detention, Correctional And/Or Residential Facilities (2016)
America’s youth confinement rate dropped across all racial and ethnic groups during the last decade — and by 40% overall. While these numbers are moving in the right direction, there’s clear room for improvement, according to statistics from the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
Serious juvenile delinquency is a significant and costly problem in the society. However, custodial environments often exacerbate current problems and promote recidivism.
Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth per state.
Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities by Race and Hispanic Origin (2017)
Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth by ethnicity per state.
Juvenile Facility Standards: United States Department of Justice Final Rule: National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
This Standard is divided into these sections: Prevention Planning, Responsive Planning, Training and Education, Screening for Risk of Sexual Victimization and Abusiveness, Reporting, Official Response Following a Resident Report, Investigations, Discipline, Medical and Mental Care, Data Collectio
Review Panel on Prison Rape Report on Sexual Victimization in Prisons, Jails, and Juvenile Correctional Facilities, April 2016
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Review Panel on Prison Rape, resulting from its 2014 hearings in Washington, DC.
This report examines the major reduction in the number of teenagers committed to juvenile facilities in this century and public safety impacts.
Infographics show the distribution of individuals in state prisons, local jails, juvenile facilities, territorial prisons, immigration detention, and more.
This report presents jurisdiction- and facility-level counts of incidents of sexual misconduct and abuse in juvenile facilities (2007-2012).