Pay YA Now, Or Pay More Later
$413 buys you one day at a state juvenile facility
(Average stay is 660 days, for a total cost of $272,580)*
$169 buys you one day at Children’s Village
(Average stay is 175 days, for a total of $29,575)*
$20 buys you one day of Intensive Probation
(Average probation period ios 180 days, for a total of $3,600)*
$7 buys you one day of Standard Probation
(Average probation period is 240 days, for a total of $1,680)*
*None of the above figures includes the cost of adjudication that typically costs thousands of dollars.
For $2, you buy one day of Youth Assistance Casework Services.
(Average service period is 120 days, for a total of $240)
Which one will it be, a long weekend at Children’s Village or four months of family-focused counseling services with a 92% success rate of preventing involvement with any of the above?