Transforming Juvenile Probation Executive Summary

A Vision for Getting It Right

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation lays out its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending.

May 22, 2018

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Transforming Juvenile Probation

A Vision for Getting it Right

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation lays out its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending.

May 7, 2018

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JDAI at 25

Insights From the Annual Results Reports

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This results report draws on eight years of data from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. It tells how participating sites have achieved significant and — in many cases — long-lasting reductions in rates of juvenile incarceration and juvenile crime.

April 17, 2017

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Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

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This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging. 

January 7, 2017

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The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

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America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control, exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers to an alternate model — rooted in a continuum of community-based programs — that aims to set all children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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Talking Juvenile Justice Reform

A FrameWorks Message Memo

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This FrameWorks report offers specific, tested recommendations to build public understanding of juvenile justice reform. A related toolkit explains how to implement the recommendations using examples from the juvenile justice field.

June 30, 2016

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JDAI in New Jersey

A Statewide Replication Success Story and Lessons for Taking JDAI Statewide

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This report documents New Jersey’s success in replicating the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative model and highlights the importance of state leadership to progress. 

June 4, 2014

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Embedding Detention Reform in State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

A Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform

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True to its title, this report aims to help jurisdictions embed the goals of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) into state law. How it does this—by pairing an expansive collection of policy excerpts with helpful tips and a tool for assessing existing strategies—allows sites to create a customized game plan for advancing the tenets of JDAI reform. JDAI—a product of the Annie E. Casey Foundation—is a multi-year, multi-site effort to create a safer, fairer detention system while championing the use of more effective, efficient alternatives to secure confinement.

June 3, 2014

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) 2013 Annual Results Report

Inter-site Conference Summary

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This report—the fifth of its kind—serves as an annual results recap for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. It packages data from 131 sites across the country that are committed to one cause: reducing the use of secure confinement for juveniles. Readers will learn how participating jurisdictions have succeeded in creating a fairer, safer and more efficient justice system for today’s youth—and where there is still much work to be done. The goal? Use this statistical progress check to deepen our understanding of the overall impact, influence and leverage of this detention reform movement.

June 2, 2014

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

A guide to juvenile detention reform

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This report—the seventh in a series focused on juvenile detention reform—boldly goes where few reports have gone before: straight to the intersection of immigration and the American juvenile justice system. Readers will learn how to help ensure the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention by adopting policies and procedures that are consistent with the goals of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).  Launched in 1992, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s JDAI is a multi-year, multi-site effort to reduce reliance on secure detention while creating a more efficient and equitable juvenile justice system.

June 2, 2014

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