Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reducing Juvenile Detention, Saves Money and Improves Lives

The Costs of Confinement: Why Good Juvenile Justice Policies Make Good Fiscal Sense, a brief by the Justice Policy Institute, details how states
can see a net reduction in costs by moving expenditures away from large, congruent care facilities (often called “training schools”) for youth and investing in community-based alternatives. Such a resource realignment can reap better results for communities, taxpayers, and children. Evidence is growing that there are cost-effective policies and programs for intervening in the lives of delinquent youth which actually improve community safety and outcomes for children.
Policies to reduce juvenile detention.

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