The Annie E. Casey Foundation launched JDAIconnect as a virtual destination for juvenile justice reformers to talk, find resources and learn. A part of the Casey Foundation's Community Cafe platform, JDAIconnect is available to everyone — practitioners, policy makers, community-based organizations, advocates, youth, families, researchers and any others — who are interested in youth justice. Membership is open to all, whether or not you participate in the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative®, and free of charge.
“JDAIconnect is a place where everyone working to improve juvenile justice across the country can get resources, share ideas, make friends, get fired up, celebrate successes and perhaps hatch the next great juvenile justice revolution,” said Meghan Guevara, the director of learning at the Pretrial Justice Institute. The Casey Foundation partnered with the Pretrial Justice Institute to develop and manage JDAIconnect.
JDAIconnect users can:
- Reach out to a network of juvenile justice reformers for advice, camaraderie, peer support or inspiration
- Find reports, articles, presentations and other documents on juvenile detention reform or youth justice more broadly
- Access training on demand on subjects such as eliminating systemic racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice systems
Log on to JDAIconnect
To start, first-time users will need to create an account on Casey's Community Cafe for access. Once a member, select the yellow button to join marked "Join JDAIconnect."