Strategies for the Successful Expansion of JDAI

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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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Data Tells How Virginia’s Youth Justice System is Headed Toward a Better Future

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A growing number of states are moving their juvenile justice systems away from the youth prison model and toward a continuum of community-based programs. One such state — Virginia — has successfully cut its juvenile correctional facility population in half after just five years, according to a new report issued by the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice.

February 6, 2019

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Casey Selects 15 Sites to Train Juvenile Justice Frontline Staff

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Casey has selected 15 juvenile justice agencies to participate in its inaugural Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Train-the-Trainer Institute this May. The institute will accelerate the spread of the RJJ curriculum, a six-part professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.

April 9, 2019

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David Muhammad on Reinventing Juvenile Probation

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In this episode of CaseyCast, Casey Foundation President and CEO Lisa Hamilton interviews juvenile probation expert David Muhammad. Their conversation explores the shortcomings of juvenile probation, the science of youth development and the supports that young people really need to thrive.

April 23, 2019

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