Another Chance: Recommended Alternatives to Juvenile Costs, Fines, and Fees

Juveniles for Justice,

In 2016-2017, Juveniles for Justice focused on raising awareness about the impact of juvenile justice costs on youth and families, and creating more rehabilitative alternatives. Youth advocates developed a list of recommended alternatives to charging fines and fees, including alternatives to incarceration if youth cannot pay the fees.

In 2017 J4J presented their recommendations to Family Court Judges to encourage officials and judges to pursue alternatives for youth who are arrested. Youth advocates also gave a presentation on their project at the 2017 National Juvenile Justice Network Forum in Washington, D.C.