State Leaders Study Virginia Juvenile Justice Transformation

Blog Post

The National Governors Association is bringing representatives of five states and territories to Richmond, Virginia, this week to learn about Virginia’s transformation in juvenile justice and its specific strategies for reducing juvenile incarceration, an evolution the Casey Foundation has invested in and supported with technical assistance for the past two years.

April 11, 2017

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Forging Partnerships With Law Enforcement

Executive Summary

Practice Guide

This resource-packed playbook shares examples and advice aimed at helping Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites forge effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies on a number of fronts — from detention screenings to trainings on adolescent development. The goal? Reduce the use of unnecessary detention while improving public safety outcomes at the same time.

April 17, 2017

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I Was a Kid in Solitary Confinement

Blog Post

At age 16, Alyssa B. was sent to adult prison, where she spent 23 hours a day in lockdown without positive human contact or regular programming. This post, written by Alyssa B., recounts the life-changing experience and reveals what justice-involved youth really need to turn their lives around.

June 15, 2017

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