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*******PUBLICATION ADVISORY*******

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES BULLETIN ON THE CONDITIONS OF
CONFINEMENT AMONG YOUTH IN RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin examines the structural and operational characteristics of the facilities where youth are confined.

The bulletin includes analyses of the facility and program characteristics; security; types of offenders in different programs; youth placement with other youth; physical and program environment; and access to support. Recommendations on how to improve facility conditions are also included.

TITLE:

  "Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in   Residential Placement"

RESEARCHERS:

  Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D. and Karla S. McPherson, Ph.D.

PUBLISHER:   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

WHERE:

  http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227729.pdf

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nationís capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.