Ohio County Expands Diversion for Youth With Misdemeanor Charges

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The Casey Foundation awarded Lucas County, Ohio, which includes the city of Toledo, a probation transformation grant to test part a new approach in juvenile probation. The Foundation believes that a significant percentage of those youth who would be customarily placed on probation would be better served if their cases were diverted from court.

February 5, 2017

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Juvenile Justice System Focuses on Strengths of Youth and Families in Massachusetts

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A new training curriculum being piloted in Massachusetts focuses on creating strong connections between frontline staff and youth in the juvenile justice system. The objective is to transform the efforts of staff in the system, who make important decisions that directly affect youth and have an opportunity to build on young people’s strengths to improve outcomes.

February 5, 2017

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Honoring Its Roots, JDAI Selects Florida for National Conference

The Casey Foundation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) during the JDAI Inter-Site Conference in Orlando, Florida. Fittingly, detention reforms in Broward County inspired the creation of the initiative more than two decades ago.

January 5, 2017

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New Report Recommends Actions to Replace the Youth Prison Model

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and the National Institute of Justice today released a new report with recommendations for a common-sense, bipartisan approach to halt the heavy reliance on incarcerating young people.

October 21, 2016

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The Case for Rebuilding America’s Juvenile Justice System

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Casey’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Liz Ryan of Youth First about what’s wrong with America’s prevailing juvenile justice system, what a better system looks like, and how we can help states end their reliance on youth prisons and incarcerating kids.

October 20, 2016

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