[Press Statement] Columbia Justice Lab Reacts to $100M Biden Budget Request for Youth Incarceration Alternatives

June 02, 2021

In the budget proposal that the White House released last Friday, President Joe Biden requested $796 million for juvenile justice programs and initiatives for fiscal year 2022, with $100 million to incentivize states to implement community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.

Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, director of the Youth Justice Initiatives at the Columbia Justice Lab, issued a statement in response to President Biden’s proposed budget. To read the press statement, click HERE.