Friday, June 3, 2011

Did You Know: Cost of Incarcerating Youth

Did you know that incarcerating youth in a juvenile justice facility costs an average of $240.99 per day per youth? The Costs of Confinement: Why Good Juvenile Justice Policies Make Good Fiscal Sense published by the Justice Policy Institute in May 2009 explains how alternatives to placing youth in youth detention centers can save states money and make communities safer.

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