A Cost-Saving Approach

Detention Reform Brief 1

Brief

The Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) describes how communities in its program have reduced wasteful spending on unnecessary jail time for kids.  

January 1, 2007

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Beyond Detention

System Transformation Through Juvenile Detention Reform

Report

Beyond Detention is the 14th report in a series about a multiyear, multisite project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention. This entry, written eight years after its series counterparts, highlights how three model sites moved beyond their core reform efforts — and a focus on detention — to make broader improvements in the juvenile justice system.

January 1, 2007

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Collaboration and Leadership in Juvenile Detention

Report

This report explores the roles of teamwork and leadership in advancing complex detention reform. It shares the journeys, regrets and field-tested tips of sites participating in Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

March 1, 1999

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