Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) proved that locking up kids is dangerous, ineffective, unnecessary, obsolete, wasteful and inadequate. Casey believes that current trends in reducing juveniles behind bars can be helpful in keeping these kids in their own homes instead of being housed elsewhere. And that trend will translate into fairer, safer, cheaper and more effective delinquent behavior alternatives. Read about Casey's plan for in-depth juvenile justice reform. 

March 6, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What changes have already taken place across the juvenile justice system.

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    How Casey will expand JDAI to create comprehensive reform.

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    Casey’s 4-step process to reduce relocating kids coming out of court.

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    Why now is the time for action in “deep end” juvenile justice reform reducing juvenile incarceration.

Key Takeaway

JDAI and "narrowing the pipeline"

JDAI reduced youth facility commitments and placements largely by “narrowing the pipeline” of youth in the system and by creating greater reliance on community-based and family-focused interventions, which is better for kids and communities. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations