Potential fiscal benefits to local government

The total preliminary fiscal impact of Cleveland’s Right to Counsel in Cleveland / Cuyahoga County for 2021 was approximately $4.3 million to $4.7 million.

Stout estimates that Cleveland / Cuyahoga County likely avoided social safety net costs of at least $1.8 million to $1.9 million (housing social safety net responses, Medicaid spending on in-patient and emergency room health care, and out-of-home foster care) and retained approximately $2.5 million to $2.8 million in federal funding and economic value (federal and state funding for Cleveland Metropolitan School District and economic value of avoiding out-migration / population loss) through Cleveland’s Right to Counsel.

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