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Exhibit 2, "Characteristics of Juvenile Residential Facilities in 2018" from the article "Advancing the Collection of Juvenile Justice Data"

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Note: In 2018, 40% of all facilities were private, but they held only 27% of juvenile offenders in placement. Sixty percent were public facilities and held the majority of juvenile offenders, with local facilities (38%) holding more youth than state facilities (35%).

Characteristics of Juvenile Residential Facilities in 2018
Facility operation Number of facilities Percent of facilities Number of juvenile offenders Percent of juvenile offenders
Total 1510 100% 37529 100%
Public 903 60% 27469 73%
State 331 22% 13221 35%
Local 572 38% 14248 38%
Private 607 40% 10060 27%

Source: Sarah Hockenberry and Anthony Sladky, Juvenile Residential Facility Census 2018: Selected Findings, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2020.