Daily Cost of Treating a Juvenile Offender
in Different Programs
Treating youth offenders in residential facilities in Maryland costs significantly more than non-residential treatment.
- Functional Family Therapy: treats youth offenders and their families in a series of therapy sessions aimed at turning around negative behavior.
- Multisystemic Therapy: designed for more serious youth offenders, therapists work with the youth in their homes and communities to get at the root causes of delinquency.
- Staff-secure facility: staff control security and the movement of youth within the facility.
- Hardware-secure facility: incarcerated youth secured by structural features of the facility like bars, locks and fences.
Source: Maryland DJS Data Resource Guide FY13, Functional Family Therapy in Maryland: FY 2013 Implementation Report and Multisystemic Therapy in Maryland: FY 2013 Implementation Report. Capital News Service graphic by Jenny Hottle, Christine Rice and Madeleine List.