Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2011 Annual Results Report

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

February 25, 2012


The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is a nationwide effort initiated by Casey to eliminate unnecessary and inappropriate jail time for juveniles. This JDAI report deepens understanding of the overall impact, influence and leverage of the initiative and provides data about emerging trends in detention reform. 

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Key Takeaway

JDAI sites are detaining 41% fewer youth on an average day in 2011 than they did prior to implementing JDAI reforms.

Juvenile crime indicators in 2011 were down by an average of 32% from pre-JDAI levels.

Findings & Stats

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