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Nearly a Quarter of Confined Juveniles Nationwide Held for Noncriminal Infractions (2018)

Horowitz, Jake, and Arna Carlock

Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project (Philadelphia, PA)

“Percentage of youth in residential facilities for truancy, running away, or supervision violations increases … States send less than half as many youth to residential facilities as they did in the late 1990s, but new data from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention show that many juveniles in out-of-home placements were not confined for serious and violent crimes.”

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