JDAI News, the newsletter of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, is published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. JDAI News provides readers with site updates and results of policy and practice reforms from 125 sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Please forward JDAI News to your networks. Subscribe by emailing JDAINews@aecf.org
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JDAI is rolling out a new set of electronic tools that will enable sites to automatically produce reports that address key detention reform questions.
Recognized for its work to reduce bias toward youth of color in America’s juvenile justice system, Burns wins MacArthur award.
Detention reform embraced in four jurisdictions.
Reforms in practice and policy deliver significant reductions at this Chicago-area model site.
Hennepin and Multnomah County encourage young artists.
JDAI site in Akron, Ohio, invites public to participate in detention reform.
New Mexico youth participate in community service projects.
Texas court works to keep youth in their homes.
New center provides evening and weekend programming.
JDAI News interviews Judge Carol Kelly from the JDAI Model Site in Cook County, Illinois.
The national detention reform network receives attention from local press in Texas, South Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Minnesota and Washington.
The American Educational Research Association honors Burns Institute head James Bell with award.
Michael Toomin was named presiding judge for the Cook County juvenile system.
Haiganush Bedrosian is the first woman to lead the Rhode Island Family Court.
Detention reform is discussed on Internet radio show.
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