December 16, 2014


Op-Ed Juvenile Justice Can be Less Expensive

In a Sacramento Bee Op Ed piece, Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell weighed in on a new Justice Policy Institute report on the astronomical costs of juvenile incarceration, including its negative impact on recidivism, completion of education, employment, use of public benefits, and effect on the economy and tax revenues. The Op Ed piece, Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective (December 12, 2014), urges California policy makers to use the report as a basis from which to reduce unnecessary incarceration and employ more effective interventions for young people who get into trouble with the law.

Op-Ed:  Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective

Justice Policy Institute Report:  Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration