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. 

February 25, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The progress JDAI has made since 1998 in reducing juvenile detention.

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    What trends have been impacted by consistent detention reform efforts.

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    How JDAI sites report their impact, influence and leverage data.

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

Statements & Quotations