Financial Costs for Youth and Their Families in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice System: A Guide for Advocates

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Anna Kastner

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Samantha Reed

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Jeffrey Selbin

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: December 10, 2013

Abstract

This manual was prepared by law school clinic students for lay advocates assisting youth and their families in Alameda County's juvenile justice system. In addition to court-ordered restitution (to repay victims for economic loss) and restitution fines (which go to the California State Restitution Fund), youth and their families are assessed fees for things like juvenile hall, probation supervision, drug testing, GPS monitoring and public defenders. The manual describes these costs and how to mitigate their impact on low-income youth and families already struggling with the burdens of court involvement and poverty.

Keywords: juvenile justice, youth, fines, fees, resititution, poverty

Suggested Citation

Kastner, Anna and Reed, Samantha and Selbin, Jeffrey, Financial Costs for Youth and Their Families in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice System: A Guide for Advocates (December 10, 2013). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2448484. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2448484 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2448484

Anna Kastner

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Samantha Reed

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Jeffrey Selbin (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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