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How much does it cost to house a juvenile detainee?
American Correctional Association (ACA)
produces an annual
Directory of Adult and Juvenile Correctional Departments, Institutions, Agencies, and Probation and Parole Authorities
Included in this report is institution/facility data on cost of care, capital expenditures, and operating budgets. Further information about the Directories, including how they can be obtained, can be accessed on the
Agency & Facility Directories
site. You can also reach the ACA at 800-ACA-JOIN.
For more resources, go to the Office of Justice Programs
section of the site. Additionally, the Statistical Briefing Book from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Juveniles in Corrections
section and the
Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement
contain publications and answers to questions related to the topic.
October 26, 2017
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