Juveniles in Custody for Noncriminal Acts

Pew-Charitable-TrustsThis interactive publication from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows a state-by-state breakdown of youths held in custody for probation violations and status offenses, such a truancy and running away. The publication uses data for the 50 states on the confinement of juveniles in each jurisdiction by percentage, number, and rate per 100,000 youth. Data show that the proportion of juveniles confined for these types of offenses varies considerably by state. Some states—including Georgia, Kansas, and Utah—have recently adopted changes to policies and practices aimed at reducing the number of youth held for low-level offenses.