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Explore characteristics of juvenile residential placement facilities with NCJJ’s latest data analysis tool

February 11, 2018

NCJJ and OJJDP are pleased to announce the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) Databook, the latest addition to the family of Data Analysis Tools available from the Statistical Briefing Book. The JRFC Databook provides annual state profiles and trends, as well as a range of state comparison tables. 

The JRFC Databook provides access to facility characteristics, including:

  • operation (public/private) 
  • classification (e.g., detention center, shelter, group home, long-term secure)
  • size (the number of standard beds)
  • capacity (at, under, or over capacity on the census date)

The Juvenile Residential Facility Census is one component of OJJDP's efforts to describe both the youth placed in residential facilities and the environments of these facilities. The companion data collection to the JRFC, the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), collects information about youth held in the facilities that meet JRFC inclusion criteria. CJRP is generally conducted in odd-number years, and JRFC is conducted in even-numbered years.

Additional resources

Juvenile Residential Facility Census Databook (focuses on characteristics of facilities)

Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (focuses on characteristics of youth held in facilities)

Frequently Asked Questions about youth in placement and the facilities that hold them