November 14, 2012
Do you know what it costs to arrest a youth in your community? Do policymakers? Let NJJN’s Fiscal Policy Center help you answer this question, with our new step-by-step guide, "How to Calculate the Cost of a Youth Arrest."
As states and local jurisdictions continue to tighten their belts, additional downsizing is inevitable. So it’s critical for advocates to be able to calculate how much it costs to process youth in the justice system. Recently, DC Lawyers for Youth, an NJJN member, determined that it costs $1,000 just to arrest and detain a youth in the District of Columbia—although more than half were released after a night in jail.
What are the numbers in your community?
Listen to the Recorded Webinar. Staff from our Fiscal Policy Center walked through the toolkit and answered questions in our one-hour webinar, held Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Go here to listen.