Beyond Detention

System Transformation Through Juvenile Detention Reform

Posted January 1, 2007
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This report, the 14th installment in the Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform series, features three sites that created a kinder, fairer detention system for America’s troubled youth. Readers will learn how these jurisdictions — hot on the heels of reform success — rallied their freshly-sharpened toolkits and reenergized spirits to focus on a new task: Transforming the entire juvenile justice system. And guess what? The leap to a larger stage paid off.  

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Key Takeaway

Some key findings, courtesy of JDAI

Thanks to JDAI, sites uncovered some important truths that extend far beyond the arena of detention reform. They learned that: data is powerful; community organizations are invaluable; collaboration is good; and objective decision making is essential.