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Studies Show Dramatic Racial Disparities in Front End of Juvenile Justice System

Two peer-reviewed studies highlight systemic responses that result in harsher treatment for youth of color — especially Black youth — than non-Hispanic white youth at the front end of juvenile justice. Read more. 

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JDAI: A Model for Change

Working With Law Enforcement

This guide is a resource-packed playbook for juvenile justice reformers who want to forge effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies. The goal? Help reduce the use of unnecessary detention while improving public safety outcomes at the same time.

Transforming Juvenile Probation is essential to helping kids who get into trouble with the law.

Transforming Juvenile Probation

In this executive summary, the Casey Foundation presents its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending.

Juvenile justice reformers connect and learn on an online platform called JDAIconnect.

A Virtual Community for Reformers

Since the launching JDAIconnect in 2017, more than 2,500 juvenile justice reformers have joined the fee online community to exchange ideas, find resources and learn from each other. We encourage practitioners, advocates and young people to join today.