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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 further resources on juveniles in detention, see the
section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service site. Additionally, the
Juveniles in Corrections
section and the
Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement
from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Statistical Briefing Book site contains publications and answers to questions related to the topic.
October 26, 2017
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