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How the Juvenile Detention System can be Improved:

How the Juvenile Detention System can be Improved By: Colleen Sullivan

While in Prison:

While in Prison Solitary confinement Time to think Time to communicate Few resources Not cost affective to state – on average $240.99 per day

Juveniles Once Released:

Juveniles Once Released 10-30% earning losses 50-75% will be arrested again 1/3 juveniles arrested due to minor offense

Proposed Solution:

Proposed Solution

Georgia’s Juvenile Justice Reform Act :

Georgia’s Juvenile Justice Reform Act 2013 Juveniles for minor defenses put in programs instead of imprisonment Programs according to offense and needs of individual The Goals: 1. Lighter punishment for youth 2. Save money for the state 3. Increase public safety

The Results:

The Results First used only for juveniles, later applied to adults 2015: Recorded lowest number of commitments in a year since 2002 FY2015: $5,760 to keep inmates in jail prior to transfer to prison Before reform: averaged around $20 million annually Georgia’s prison population: July 2012: 54,895 51,822 by the end of 2015

Sources:

Sources http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=juvenile-detention https://thinkprogress.org/georgia-to-lock-up-fewer-people-and-cut-costs-after-passing-sweeping-prison-reform http://www.nber.org/papers/w12003 https://www.ted.com/talks/ismael_nazario_what_i_learned_as_a_kid_in_jail http://www.georgiapolicy.org/2016/02/2016-recommendations-from-the-criminal-justice-reform-council / http:// www.usprisonculture.com /blog/2010/07/03/how-much-does-it-costs-to-incarcerate-a-youth/

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