Charging Families for Children’s Incarceration

March 2, 2017 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project


In 28 US states, a parent can be billed for his or her child’s incarceration. An article by Eli Hager at The Marshall Project outlines this practice and questions its effectiveness. He examines both its dubious cost benefit for agencies and its effects on vulnerable families. To read the article click here. To read about NCCD’s work on juvenile justice issues click here.