Do you know what it costs to detain a youth in your community? Do policymakers? Advocates and system stakeholders frequently lack complete and accurate cost data that could give them a fuller understanding of the downstream costs of their decisions. So it’s critical to be able to calculate how much it costs to process youth in the justice system.
What are the numbers in your state? Let NJJN’s Fiscal Policy Center help you find the answer, with our new step-by-step guide! Second in a series, the toolkit is intended to help reformers and policymakers craft cost-effective policies for youth in trouble with the law.
>>Download "How to Calculate the Average Costs of Detaining a Youth."
Plus: Don't miss the first toolkit in the series, "How to Calculate the Cost of Youth Arrest."
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