at-risk youth

Statistics

  • Each year, over 6,000 juveniles are arrested in the Omaha area for crimes from shoplifting to murder.
  • Last year 1489 youth spent time at the Douglas County Youth Center at an average cost of $176 per day, totaling $64,240 annual- ly per individual.
  • Every day over 800 youth are in state super- vised prisons and detention centers.
  • Between 1500 and 2000 youth are in private/ non profit out-of-home facilities around the state.
  • Nebraska has the third highest out-of-home placement rate in the nation.
  • The average cost of an individual being housed in a group home is $275 per day, totaling $100,375 annually.
  • Daily cost of an individual being in DCYF is $184.24 per day, totaling $67,247 annually.