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Definition of Residential placement

Residential placement Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
OJJDP's Performance Measures Glossary
Includes cases in which youth are placed in a residential correctional or treatment facility because they are awaiting adjudication or have been adjudicated for an offense, and cases in which youth are otherwise removed from their homes and housed out of home (e.g., child abuse, abandonment, running away). Residential placements can include secure confinement, residential treatment facilities, nonsecure confinement, group homes, foster care, shelter care, etc.
  
Source: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ( About )