In Oregon, JDAI helped to offset the need for three detention units between 1998 and 2001, saving $2.4 million in each year in detention operating costs, and a total of more than $17 million in cumulative savings.
By safely reducing the number of young people detained on any given day, JDAI enabled Cook County (Illinois) to forego a $300 million and 20-year construction plan. With JDAI alternative strategies, the county is projected to save $250 million over 20-years.
JDAI increases system efficiency by identifying backlogs and/or delays and help to reduce lengths of stay in detention and expand program resources. JDAI saves money by developing detention alternatives to supervise young people in the community.