Training Curriculum

This JDAI practice guide offers practical steps that all juvenile justice systems can take to implement case processing reforms as a means for safely and equitably reducing the use of juvenile detention. This publication makes the case that with a renewed focus on how cases move through the juvenile justice system, jurisdictions could lower their use of juvenile detention and positively affect racial and ethnic disparities, rearrest and court appearance rates, program participation in detention alternatives and system costs, to name a few. System professionals will learn effective approaches to achieving more timely justice and overcoming common obstacles and challenges to case processing reform.

September 11, 2017

JDAI Practice Guides Collection

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why case processing reform is a core strategy of JDAI.

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    How to implement timely justice.

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    How to identify opportunities for decreasing administrative processing delays.

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    How applying "every bed day counts" can help reduce racial, ethnic and gender disparities.

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    Planning tips for implementing case processing reform.

Key Takeaway

The Meaning of Timely Justice? Limiting Delays That Harm Young People or Undermine Equal Justice and Public Safety

Case processing delays vary in many places, many times as a function of race, ethnicity or gender. This JDAI practice guide offers practical steps that juvenile justice systems can take to lessen the need for detention and reduce unnecessary delay. The guide presents effective approaches to achieving more timely justice and to overcoming common obstacles and challenges to reform.  

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