JDAI Expands Focus to

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is planning an expanstion of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) aimed at significantly reducing commitments to youth corrections centers and other residential through policy, practice, and program reforms at state and local levels. 

March 14, 2012

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FAMILY Comes First Executive Summary

A Workbook to Transform the Juvenile Justice System by Partnering With Families

This report provides an executive summary of FAMILY Comes First, a comprehensive effort to analyze and improve the practice of engaging families in the juvenile justice system.

January 1, 2012

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Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements. Learn more about what can be done to reduce youth incarceration now.

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No Place for Kids

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

The case against America’s youth prisons and correctional training schools can be neatly summarized in five words: dangerous, ineffective, unnecessary, wasteful and inadequate.

October 4, 2011

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We Want to Know What They Are Saying

A Multiagency Collaborative Effort to Address Parental Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact

This report highlights a multiagency collaborative effort to help parents with limited English proficiency understand their role in the juvenile justice system, ultimately toward a goal of increased parental participation regardless of language. 

November 1, 2009

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America’s Invisible Children

Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

This policy brief sifts through statistics and stereotypes to offer an engaging look at how America’s justice system is failing Latino youth. Readers will learn what various organizations are doing — nationally and locally — to address damaging racial and ethnic disparities and support our country’s largest minority group. The text closes with clear actions that policymakers must take to fix our broken justice system and keep all involved youth safe, out of adult prison and bound for a brighter tomorrow.    

May 1, 2009

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Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood

Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

This paper takes a hard look at how America’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems are faring—and where they are failing—in helping at-risk youth successfully transition to adulthood. 

April 4, 2009

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