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NCJ Number: 229094 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Detention Reform Guide for County Officials
Author(s): Justin Carmody; Lesley Buchan
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Counties (NACo)
United States of America
Date Published: February 2007
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD 21202
National Assoc of Counties (NACo)
Washington, DC 20001
Sale Source: National Assoc of Counties (NACo)
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study presents the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) model.
Abstract: Results show that in its more than 10 years in existence, JDAI has demonstrated results in urban and rural locales, saved millions of dollars, and improved the lives of thousands of young people. In 1992, the Annie E. Casey Foundation established the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative to address the efficiency and effectiveness of juvenile detention across the United States. JDAI sought to demonstrate that communities could improve their detention systems without sacrificing public safety. JDAI goals include: to decrease the number of youth unnecessarily or inappropriately detained; to reduce the number of youth who fail to appear in court or re-offend pending adjudication; and to redirect public funds towards effective juvenile justice processes and public safety strategies. Three model county programs are discussed in detail, Bernalillo County, NM, Multnomah County, OR, and Santa Cruz County, CA. List of resources and endnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention reform; Model program adoption
Index Term(s): Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile treatment methods; Juvenile/community relations
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