Impact

Snapshot: Florida¹

50 Youth Courts exist within 67 counties

Recidivism rate is 12 percent for youth who have a first-time misdemeanor resolved in youth courts, compared to 42 percent for kids who go through the juvenile court system

Average cost for a youth court appearance, per child, is $550, while the cost per child of appearing in juvenile court is $5,400

= $70 million savings statewide when teen courts divert kids out of the juvenile court system

 ¹http://www.abanow.org/2011/02/youth-courts-the-positive-power-of-intervention/

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