OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
In 1998, the United States spent $2.8 billion on juvenile justice services, $265 million by the federal government, $2.5 billion by state governments, and $100 million by local governments. Even more interesting is the fact that 65% of the total budget is spent on secure residential facilities.
Of the $2.8 billion in total juvenile justice spending, State governments provided 89% or $2.5 billion. In every category of service; delinquency prevention, community-based services . . .