Cases involving secure detention 2015 (ages 10-17)

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Definitions: “‘Detention’ refers to youth held in secure detention facilities at some point during court processing of delinquency cases- i.e., prior to disposition.  In some jurisdictions, the detention population may also include youth held in secure detention to await placement following a court disposition.  The purposed [sic] of DMC, detention may also include youth held in jails and lockups.  Detention should NOT include youth held in shelters, group homes, or other non-secure facilities.”

Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Family Services, Juvenile Justice Programs Office.

Footnotes: Data for 2015 includes only students age 10 through 17.
Updated February 2017.