ERIC Number: ED310309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Children in Custody 1975-85. Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional and Shelter Facilities, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983, and 1985.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This report on the custodial role of the Nation's juvenile justice system presents findings from the 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983, and 1985 censuses of public and private juvenile facilities. Its stated primary purpose is to provide a broad overview of trends and statistical data on the characteristics of the residents and facilities and to assist federal, state, and local administrators in evaluating, developing, and implementing relevant policies and legislation. Terms are defined in these categories: types of facilities and classifications; types of residents; adjudication status; reasons for study; race and expenditures. General notes and methodology are given for each of the censuses. Fifty-one statistical tables are included. Tables 1-17 compare states with one another and group states according to region. Table 18 provides average daily populations of residents in juvenile facilities. Tables 19-30 provides data on juveniles and facilitates by facility type, including data on training schools. Table 31 provides demographic characteristics of juveniles held in juvenile facilities. Tables 32-51 focus on comparisons involving facility types and facility purposes. Publications on relevant topics available from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service are listed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.