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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice says 85 percent of the 500 New Jerseyans polled agreed that the youth justice system should focus on prevention and rehabilitation, rather than locking up juvenile offenders…Weill-Greenberg said it costs New Jersey $200,000 annually to house one juvenile inmate: “This is a policy that has really failed us on a moral footing, as well as a fiscal footing.”