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.  

January 1, 2007

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The flaws of today’s juvenile courts and corrections systems.

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    What the term "beyond detention" means.

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    Why and how JDAI served as a catalyst for broader reform efforts.

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    Innovative practices pursued by model sites.

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. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations