Pew-GMU Juvenile Justice Costs Study

In 2011 and 2012, George Mason University researchers teamed with the Pew Center on the States to conduct a groundbreaking study of state expenditures on juvenile justice across the country. Building on the framework developer as part of the Census of Juveniles on Probation, the site included a data collection interface and an extensive administrative back-end enabling researchers to make apples-to-apples comparisons between the states. One site requirement was that it be hosted on the university’s content management system without access to CSS code, while another requirement was that it share the look and feel of an existing partner’s site. This was accomplished by creating extensive custom style sheets that overcame the design and layout restrictions imposed by the CMS.