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Costs of Supervising Youth in the Community
Youth prisons and detention facilities have been shown to be dangerous, ineffective, and unnecessary. Community-based supervision programs for youth both cost less than confinement and provide increased rehabilitative benefits for youth.
In this brief tip sheet from our Fiscal Policy Center and the Safely Home Campaign, we describe a few fundamental characteristics of community-based supervision programs and summarize their average costs.
Photo credit: Ashley Webb. Youth shown for illustration purposes only.
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