New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population

SAN FRANCISCO – April 4, 2018 – A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that juvenile justice facilities across California are operating at well below their rated capacity. Due to declines in juvenile arrests and subsequent reductions in the population of juvenile justice facilities, there is unprecedented available capacity in state-run youth institutions and county-run juvenile halls, camps, and ranches. A phased realignment from the state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), to secure county facilities would generate savings, allow youth to remain closer to home, and curb the trauma and violence endemic to DJJ.

The fact sheet finds:

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