OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book with a new Data Snapshot reporting on responses to 2020 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) survey questions posed by OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice on how facilities responded to COVID-19.
The Data Snapshot reports on responses collected from March 2020 through October 2020. Overall, 1,323 facilities participated in the JRFC that year. Most facilities indicated that they increased phone or video communication to ensure residents were able to contact family members and their legal counsel. Nearly all facilities indicated they screened entrants, staff, and/or visitors for symptoms prior to entry or upon arrival to the facility. The data also show that more than three-quarters of facilities had access to COVID-19 testing.
Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Statistical Briefing Book offers easy online access to statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.