youth incarceration

COMMENTARY

It’s time Ohio lawmakers fund alternatives to youth incarceration

BY: - June 7, 2021

By Kenza Kamal, Policy Director at Juvenile Justice Coalition It costs Ohio taxpayers $185,303 to incarcerate one child for one year. This is a staggering amount for us to spend on youth incarceration, an ineffective and harmful approach to the needs of communities in our state–particularly young Black Ohioans, who are six times more likely […]