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.    

March 1, 2001

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Statistics to gather to show that detention reform is working.

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    One thing many JDAI sites wished they’d done differently.

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    Which leader you must court to ensure reform success.

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    Seven key lessons from sites that launched and sustained reform.

Key Takeaway

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations