Washington State Sees Big Decrease in Detention and Juvenile Crime

Posted March 17, 2012, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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JDAI sites in Wash­ing­ton State have been able to reduce their aver­age dai­ly pop­u­la­tion by 58 per­cent and felony peti­tions filed by 57 per­cent since join­ing JDAI.

In 2004 Wash­ing­ton was one of the first states to repli­cate JDAI begin­ning with four sites. Five sites have been added using funds autho­rized by the state leg­is­la­ture. In addi­tion, the state’s advi­so­ry group, the Wash­ing­ton Part­ner­ship Coun­cil for Juve­nile Jus­tice has been a strong sup­port­er of JDAI’s expan­sion and has con­tributed fed­er­al fund­ing to pro­mote JDAI strate­gies to reduce DMC.

Ryan Pin­to, direc­tor of the Office of Juve­nile Jus­tice, has brought the Burns Insti­tute to the state sev­er­al times to con­duct train­ings on DMC reduc­tion, com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, and data col­lec­tion. Burns experts have also been keynote speak­ers at state JDAI conferences.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Rand Young.

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