Economics Alone Supports Juvenile Justice Reform; News Roundup
By David Backes, November 22 2013
Juvenile Justice Reform
- [OP-ED] Economics Alone Supports Juvenile Justice Reform (TheNewsStar.com)
"Locking up a juvenile is estimated to cost between $50,000 and $100,000 a year, while treating one at a community-based center is estimated by the Juvenile Justice Project to cost about $5,000."
- Talking Juvenile Justice: A Webinar with Photographer Richard Ross (JJIE.org)
On Monday, November 18th JJIE hosted a webinar with Richard Ross -- a photographer, researcher and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fulbright, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.
- Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice System Addressed (TheMiddletownPress.com)
To illustrate the stark racial disparities in Connecticut’s juvenile justice system, think about this: While non-white kids make up 57 percent of the patients at Riverview Hospital, a youth psychiatric facility, non-white kids at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, a secure facility for delinquents, make up 86 percent of the kids serving there. It’s a reality that child advocates, city officials and roughly 100 residents gathered to discuss Wednesday.
- [OP-ED] Spotlight on Solano: Youth Thrive Through County Innovation (JJIE.org)
Today, juvenile justice reform and innovation is underway in California and nationwide. The Missouri and Washington models of juvenile justice programming are renowned, as they should be. They present a much-needed road map for other jurisdictions strategizing for systemic change. However, California may not need to look so far away to find the answers. With 58 counties, California is a hotbed of innovation, and Solano County is forging the way.