An Economic Analysis of Charging Administrative Fees to Justice-Involved Youth

By Ezra Cohn, Debbie Mayer, Caitlin O’Neil, Khalia Parish, and Jenny van der Heyde

A benefit-cost analysis of eliminating juvenile fees in Alameda County, California, finds that elimination would result in a net benefit to society of $192,000 annually and $5.5 million permanently. 
Unpublished manuscript available upon request from UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic