Special Detention Cases

strategies for handling difficult populations

Posted February 2, 2001
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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AECF Special Detention Cases Cover 2001


This report — the ninth installment in a series devoted to revolutionizing detention programs and practices in America—focuses on three detention populations that can easily slip through the cracks during comprehensive reforms. It is packed with options and action steps for sites interested in creating a fairer, more efficient detention system for America’s children (probation violators, post-adjudication detainees and youth with warrants included).  

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations

Key Takeaway

Sites who’ve been-there done-that share their lessons learned

Among the eight lessons learned from Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites: Be patient — and persistent — when rolling out reforms for special detention cases; put your policies and procedures in writing; and base all of your decisions on solid data.