Alternatives to incarceration/JDAI

Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Report by the Justice Policy Institute outlining the costs of juvenile incarceration. MORE

Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective

Op-ed by YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell on the cost of juvenile detention published by the Sacramento Bee MORE

Legal Rights of Teens in Out of Home Care (2014)

This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, conf... MORE

Op-Ed: Incarcerating Disturbed Youth Is a Flawed Response

YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell, wrote an op ed piece for the CT Mirror, Incarcerating Disturbed Youth is a Flawed Response (LINK to uploaded article), published September 22, 2014. The piece follows... MORE

Using Research to Reduce Incarceration as a Disposition

Recent policy research offers rich opportunities for reducing the use of incarceration as a “sentencing” disposition. It makes arguments much more compelling; helps courts and other juvenile syste... MORE

The Dangers of Detention - PowerPoint Presentation

This powerpoint presentation highlights the negative impact of detention. MORE