Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of kids are still being locked away in secure detention centers, or juvenile jail. But lock up does not deter crime and does more harm than good for the kids themselves. This policy brief looks at the consequences of detention on kids and communities and the positive results coming from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). 

December 9, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How locking up kids impacts school, health, employment and the economy.

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    8 core strategies of Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

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    How alternatives to juvenile jail make a difference in a kid’s life.

Key Takeaway

Key Takeaways

Findings & Stats

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