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Follow-up Report on Department of Juvenile Justice Residential Commitment Services, Report No. 98-75, March 1999
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  • Creating consequence units for youth who violate community control but have not committed new crimes could save the state approximately $6 million per year. The Governor's proposed Fiscal Year 1999-2000 budget recommends $2.9 million for fixed capital outlay for 60 consequence unit beds.
  • To enhance treatment, more commitment programs should serve special populations such as youth with serious mental disabilities and sex offenders. The Governor's proposed budget recommends a $1.5 million increase in the Department of Juvenile Justice budget for this purpose.
  • Reconfiguration of the residential commitment level structure could reduce program costs and place youth more quickly and efficiently.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-48 Review of the Department of Juvenile Justice Residential Commitment Services, published in February 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Residential Commitment

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