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Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results

With a trillion-dollar-plus deficit projected in the 2012 budget, it is critical that every dollar spent is put into effective programs that strengthen the nation. Unfortunately, the President’s proposed FY2012 budget will do little to reduce the burden of incarceration on our country or improve community safety in a lasting and meaningful way. The Department of Justice (DOJ) budget request is $28.2 billion,1 and includes $600 million to hire police officers through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) while reducing the amount of money spent on juvenile justice programming that was dedicated to helping youth involved in the justice system. In addition, the federal prison system is requesting an 11 percent increase over FY2010 funding.

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Keywords: Factsheet, Fiscal Policy, Juvenile Justice, Public Safety, Re-entry, Specialty Courts/Drug Courts

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