Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms

Posted March 2, 2001
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This report, the 11th installment in a series devoted to revolutionizing detention programs and practices in America, explains how sites in Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) set the stage — and ensured enduring success — in their quest to create a kinder, fairer (and cheaper!) juvenile justice system for today’s youth.    

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Important lessons learned by JDAI sites

This report shares important lessons that JDAI sites learned about promoting and sustaining detention reform. Some of their field-tested tips include: 1) involve key stakeholders, but don’t forget about frontline staff and supervisors; 2) know your (many) audiences; and 3) be patient — and vigilant — when rolling out change.