New Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative Shifts

SAN FRANCISCO – February 25, 2020 – A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that state spending on California’s dangerous and prison-like youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), is expected to soar amid plans to transfer it into the Health and Human Services Agency in July 2020. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Governor’s office proposes a DJJ budget of nearly $300 million costing approximately $336,000 per youth.

The fact sheet finds:

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