Detention Facility Self-Assessment

A Practice Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform #2

Practice Guide

This practice guide provides extensive instructions and checklists on conducting a secure detention facility self-inspection.  

December 9, 2006

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If Parents Don’t Speak English Well, Will Their Kids Get Locked Up?

Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System


With support from Casey, the Vera Institute of Justice is studying the relationship between  immigrant parents' ability to speak English and  their ability to participate in the juvenile justice process. 

June 11, 2010

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Bridges to Manhood

A multifaceted probation strategy that incorporates fatherhood development


The juvenile probation office in Cook County, IL, created a fatherhood program to keep delinquent dads on track toward probation. This report details that program. 

May 1, 2011

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Consider the Alternatives

planning and implementing detention alternatives


This report urges juvenile justice officials to abandon detention’s standard all-or-nothing approach in favor of a new option: A continuum of alternatives that maintains public safety, cuts costs and reduces overcrowding — all while offering more efficient, appropriate services to America’s youth. Consider the Alternatives is part of a multi-year, multi-site 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.     

May 1, 1999

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