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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

February 26, 2018

In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in...

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Timely Justice: Improving JDAI Results Through Case Processing Reforms

September 11, 2017

This JDAI practice guide offers practical steps that all juvenile justice systems can take to implement case processing reforms as a means for safely and equitably reducing the...

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Forging Partnerships With Law Enforcement

April 17, 2017

This resource-packed playbook shares examples and advice aimed at helping Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites forge effective partnerships with law...

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

September 28, 2015

This guide highlights a wide range of best practices – everything from big picture improvements to frontline fixes – that juvenile justice facilities can implement to advance...

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JDAI in New Jersey

June 5, 2014

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

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Embedding Detention Reform in State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

June 4, 2014

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...

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

June 3, 2014

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...

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Juvenile Detention Facility Assessment

May 20, 2014

This publication provides a guide to help Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative sites improve conditions in juvenile detention facilities.

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Making Detention Reform Work for Girls

December 6, 2013

Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) produced a practical, detailed, how-to guide to tackle the issue of girls held in detention facilities and get true...

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