Detention Reform Issue Brief

This three-brief series spotlights successful detention reforms courtesy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)®. Brief 1 explains how JDAI saves communities money, Brief 2 tells how JDAI helps enhance community safety and Brief 3 explores how JDAI has reduced rates of unnecessary detainment among kids of color.

Launched in 1992, JDAI has succeeded in helping juvenile justice jurisdictions across the nation adopt more effective, efficient alternatives to secure confinement.

Check out the detention reform issue briefs.