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New Fact Sheet: Costs Rise Amid Falling Populations at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice

SAN FRANCISCO – February 27, 2018 – A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that state spending at California’s state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), continues to rise despite continued reductions in its youth population. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Governor’s Budget proposes expanding DJJ to a larger population of young adults, accompanied by a budget increase of nearly $4 million.

DJJ cost per youth, actua (FY 12-13), projected (FY 17-18), and proposed (FY 18-19)

 The fact sheet finds:

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