How Can We Know If Juvenile Justice Reforms Are Worth the Cost?
| Cataloged on:
Jul. 12, 2012
ANNOTATION: “This policy brief summarizes the benefit-cost analysis of a set of reforms intended to make juvenile detention more developmentally productive: residential centers that provide youths with group-based cognitive behavior therapy” (p. 1). It offers great information for other agencies considering juvenile justice reform. Sections of this brief include: introduction; what should count as a benefit; what can be monetized; how costs should be quantified; and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) study in which it is shown that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has modest impact at very low costs.