Strategies for the Successful Expansion of JDAI

States that are accelerating the spread of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® (JDAI) across their local jurisdictions now have a new resource to help inform their work. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Scale-Up: Study of Four States, written by the WestEd Justice and Prevention Center and commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, draws lessons from four states that have expanded JDAI® to more counties.

March 18, 2019

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Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

A growing body of research champions developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting young people who have crossed paths with the juvenile justice system. Instead of promoting surveillance, punishment and intensive sanctions like detention, the latest research supports strategies rooted in patience, encouragement and positive youth development.

December 6, 2018

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