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ISLG is partnering with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success capacity for juvenile justice interventions. We are providing cost-benefit analysis expertise to three jurisdictions in the country with high rates of social and ethnic disparities in their juvenile and criminal justice systems. In this capacity, we collaborate with program and government officials to assess whether the financial and economic benefits generated by the interventions outweigh their actual and opportunity costs.

The current programs selected by NCCD are Youth Stat, a program of the City of New Haven, CT; Alternatives to Detention and Placement, a program of the San Diego nonprofit the Children’s Initiative; and Youth Works MKE, a program of Milwaukee’s nonprofit Community Advocates. Funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund.

ISLG provided expertise on cost savings and cost-benefit for the Youth Stat and Youth Works MKE interventions. The reports are currently awaiting approval from stakeholders at each site, and are not publicly available yet. We expect to complete our assessment of the San Diego ATD program in the first half of 2017.

For more information, please contact Shaun Edwards at Shaun.Edwards@islg.cuny.edu.