As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities

As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities

July 24, 2014 | by Brian Rinker | The Chronicle of Social Change

Even though youth incarceration rates are declining in California, the state is offering up nearly $80 million to counties looking to renovate or expand their juvenile detention facilities. While a variety of ideas exist for how to best spend the money, juvenile justice advocates would like to see the money spent on alternatives to building more detention centers or increasing the size of existing ones. Read on here.

Even though youth incarceration rates are declining in California, the state is offering up nearly $80 million to counties looking to renovate or expand their juvenile detention facilities. While a variety of ideas exist for how to best spend the money, juvenile justice advocates would like to see the money spent on alternatives to building more detention centers or increasing the size of existing ones. Read on here.