Report Urges Detention Alternatives Funded By Cost-Savings

Back • Publication Date: November 6, 2020 • Rights & Justice

A child advocacy group is recommending that state officials place fewer youth in detention and instead fund community support programs that reduce crime and prevent kids from entering the criminal justice system. The state could save as much as $106.21 per child, per day, if fewer kids were placed in detention while awaiting court hearings, according to a report released Thursday by Connecticut Voices for Children….

Authors: Lisa Backus •  Source: CT News Junkie • View