Report: Provide Treatment, Not More Juvenile Prisons

Maryland should invest in community-based treatment for juvenile delinquents instead of spending $225 million to build three juvenile prisons and replace buildings at a fourth, a state juvenile justice advisory panel urged.

The Maryland Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit, part of the state Office of the Attorney General, made its recommendations in a 51-page report.

“We should be contracting with folks offering evidence-based treatments in the community in the same way as if one of our children

Source: jjie.org

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