Redirection Saves $51.2 Million and Continues to Reduce Recidivism
Report 10-38, April 2010
- Over the past five years, the Redirection Program has operated at a lower cost than residential juvenile delinquency programs and has achieved better outcomes. Youth who successfully completed the Redirection Program were significantly less likely to be subsequently arrested for a felony or violent felony, adjudicated or convicted for a felony, or sentenced to prison after treatment than similar youth who successfully completed residential commitment programs. The Redirection Program has achieved $51.2 million in cost savings for the state since it began five years ago due to its lower operating costs compared to residential delinquency programs.
- If the Legislature wishes to expand the program, it could consider authorizing the Redirection Program to treat certain juvenile sex offenders who are considered appropriate for community treatment and/or gang members; such programs would be less expensive than residential commitment.
Redirection Saves $36.4 Million and Avoids $5.2 Million in Recommitment and Prison Costs
Report 09-27 May 2009
Redirection Program Achieves Lower Recidivism and a $14.4-Million Cost Savings Compared to DJJ Commitment
Report 08-41 June 2008
Redirection Pilots Meet and Exceed Residential Commitment Outcomes; $5.8 Million Saved
Report 07-10 February 2007
Redirection as Effective as Residential Delinquency Programs, Achieved Substantial Cost Avoidance
Report 06-34 March 2006
juvenile delinquency,evidence-based practice,recidivism,Multisystemic Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, PACT, risk-assessment, high-risk offenders, sex offenders, gang members