Wanting more for doing less

Given the smaller number of juveniles being arrested and the increased funding to counties, the amount of money that counties receive per juvenile arrest has increased 47 percent since 2009.

The counties argue that they deserve more state aid to deal with this change, but the data does not support their argument. Despite a precipitous drop in juvenile arrests, youth aid funding from the state has actually increased in recent years.

Via Fact Check: Wisconsin Counties Association Memo on Criminal Justice Reform @ MacIver Institute.