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Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2015 (2018)

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. The overall number of youth in residential placement decreased 54% to 48,043 in 2015, its lowest level since the data collection began in 1997 when 105,055 youth were held in out-of-home placement” (p. 1). Highlights: 95% were held for a delinquency offence with 5% held for a status offense; 15% were females, 69% were minorities, and 42% of the male population were Black; and 31% were held in private facilities.

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