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Posted on September 27, 2006
Children and Youth
Cost-Effective Youth Corrections
Cost-Effective Youth Corrections: Rationalizing the Fiscal Architecture of Juvenile Justice Systems
(27 pages, PDF), community-based services have a proven track record of reducing youth imprisonment and re-arrests while promoting better outcomes for youth — and their community — as they transition to adulthood. They're also more cost-effective than state-funded institutions. Among other things, the
Justice Policy Institute
report profiles five states that have successfully altered the economic structure of their juvenile justice systems.
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