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).  

February 1, 2001

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform Series

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    About the three types of special detention cases.

  2. 2

    Eight lessons from initiative sites about handling these cases.

  3. 3

    Reform strategies that target these populations.

  4. 4

    What data to gather to plan for smart, strategic reforms.

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.    

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations