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Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (NCJ 218390) March 2010
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OJJDP Survey of Youth in Residential Placement Series
Andrea J. Sedlak
Introduces the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement, reviewing its background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summarizing the questions it answers about the population of youth in custody. This survey is unique in that it is the only current national survey to obtain information about youth in custody by asking questions of the youth themselves.
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