Philliber's AGYP Report

Download the 2014 research report for statistics that confirm the Glover Program's success.

In 2012, Philliber Research Associates gathered data about the Glover program's clients, their participation in the program, and the outcome.  The results confirm an unusually impressive success rate, demonstrating how the Glover Program became one of the history's most effective crime prevention programs.

What Makes the Glover Program Successful:

The Mayor’s 2012 Management Report states that 4,416 youth under age 16 were admitted to detention at a cost of $634 per day per youth – $231,410 on an annual basis. The NYC Department of Correction reports that approximately 6,000 adolescents ages 16 to 18 were admitted to city jails at a cost of $84,754 per inmate per year. And NYS spends $210,000 annually to incarcerate one youth in one of its juvenile prisons. It costs the Glover Program an average of $3,400 per year to provide life-changing support, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to each of our youth.

In 2011, New York State spent a staggering $3.6 billion to incarcerate residents of all ages.  New York City alone currently spends over $167,000 yearly to incarcerate an individual. Between 4,000 and 5,000 youths are incarcerated at Rikers Island every year, and the same number are in detention centers around the city. The incarceration and detention of New York City’s youth consume about $1.5 billion of our tax dollars each and every year.   And what do we get for all that money?  The recidivism rate for an incarcerated juvenile in New York State is an unbelievable and heartbreaking 80%. 


  • Average annual cost for one bed in a secure NY juvenile detention center: $231,410.
  • Average annual cost for incarcerating a youth in a NYC correctional facility for one year: $84,754.
  • Average annual cost for incarcerating a youth in a NYS juvenile facility: $210,000.


  • Average annual cost of rehabilitating a youth through the Glover program: $3,400.
  • It costs Glover just $3,400 per year to provide life-changing support, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to each of our youth.

Annual cost of incarcerating 200 youthful offenders at $210,000 =  $42,000,000. 

The Glover’s programs annual cost of rehabilitating 200 offenders at $3,400 = $680,000.

  • $210,000 per year is what NYS spends to incarcerate a juvenile, but $19,076 per year is what NYC spends to educate a youth in a public high school.
  • Nationwide, one in six Hispanic males and one in four African American males end up in prison.
  • 95% of youths entering detention are African American or Hispanic.
  • 40% of youths on the lower east side live in poverty.
  • $500 a day is what a 12 year old child in East Harlem can make shuttling drugs.
  • 20% of youths released from a NYS juvenile faculty stay out of prison


  • 94% of Glovers graduates stay out of prison. 
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