Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2012 Annual Results Report


This report shares findings from the most comprehensive review ever conducted of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s ambitious Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). It amasses the latest statistics from 112 JDAI sites while drawing clear comparisons to pre-reform data. The goal? Find out if two decades of JDAI-driven changes have helped reduce the inappropriate use of detention for youth. The answer? An overwhelming two thumbs up. The report offers a renewed sense of progress, information about problem areas and statistical successes sure to inspire further action.   

January 1, 2013

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State-Level Detention Reform

A Practice Guide for State Advisory Groups #3

Practice Guide

This detention reform practice guide is specifically designed for State Advisory Groups overseeing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), providing recommendations for ways to implement and lead an effective detention reform initiative.

January 1, 2008

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Closing Massachusetts’ Training Schools

Reflections Forty Years Later


This publication recounts a one-day symposium convened in 2011 to remember and reconsider a historic reform campaign — the closure of Massachusetts’ entire network of juvenile reform schools in the early 1970s. The report provides a history of the campaign and its aftermath, summarizes the major themes and ideas presented at the symposium and details the conclusions and recommendations from group discussions.

June 2, 2014

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