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Introduction to City Strategies to Reduce the Use of Jails for Young Adults - NLC 2017

This document outlines several strategies and examples that hold promise for reversing trends and seizing opportunities. Two complementary documents released simultaneously to this one highlight changing the use of jail as a primary response to substance abuse and mental illness by rightsizing...

Introduction to City Strategies to Reduce the Use of Jails for Young Adults - NLC 2017.pdf


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City Strategies to Support Alternatives to Arrest for People with Substance Abuse Treatment Needs - NLC 2017

This document highlights opportunities to improve responses to young adults who need substance abuse treatment. Two complementary publications fill out an initial set of resources – the first, an introduction to overall strategies cities can use to reduce the use of jails for young adults; the...

City Strategies to Support Alternatives to Arrest for People with Substance Abuse Treatment Needs - NLC 2017.pdf


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How Cities Can Provide Alternatives to Jail and Improve Outcomes for Young Adults with Mental Health - NLC 2017

City leaders and law enforcement agencies, with their county and state partners, can provide more effective, less expensive services by collaborating with community based service providers to send young adults experiencing mental health crises directly to those services rather than to jail. ...

How Cities Can Provide Alternatives to Jail and Improve Outcomes for Young Adults with Mental Health - NLC 2017.pdf


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Validation of the Fourth Judicial District Juvenile Courtroom Risk Assessment Instrument - Fourth Judicial District of MN Research Division 2013

The Juvenile Courtroom Risk Assessment Instrument (RAI) is one of two instruments used in Juvenile Court, and helps determine the probability of risk of FTA and pretrial crime in the pretrial release decision-making process. This document addresses different questions regarding the RAI and...

Validation of the Fourth Judicial District Juvenile Courtroom Risk Assessment Instrument - Fourth Judicial District of MN Research Division 2013.pdf


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Youth Incarceration Infographic - AECF 2013

This infographic displays different areas regarding youth confinement, with the goal of explaining how to decrease the youth incarceration rate in the United States. #JuvenileDetention

Youth Incarceration Infographic - AECF 2013.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform Overview: The JDAI Story: Building a Better Juvenile Detention System - JDAI 1999

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives serves as an overview of the 5 year long, multi site project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The aim of the project was to reform the juvenile justice system through new programs and procedures in order to better serve youth...

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform Overview The JDAI Story Building a Better Juvenile Detention System - JDAI 1999.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (14): Beyond Detention: System Transformation - JDAI 2007

This publication was written 8 years after the preceding 13 volumes of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). It discusses how the juvenile justice system can be improved, focusing on three juvenile detention sites and their attempts at reforming the juvenile justice system. ...

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (14) Beyond Detention System Transformation - JDAI 2007.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (15): Detention Reform in Rural Jurisdictions - JDAI 2008

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) discusses juvenile detention in rural areas, and the idea that every child deserves the same treatment when entering the system. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (15) Detention Reform in Rural Jurisdictions - JDAI 2008.pdf



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No Place for Kids Issue Brief - AECF 2011

This brief summarizes the Annie E. Casey Foundation report No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration. The original report uses years of old and new data and research to prove that the current juvenile justice system in the United States is not working. #JuvenileDetention

No Place for Kids Issue Brief - AECF 2011.pdf



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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (08): Reducing Racial Disparities - JDAI 2001

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses ways to improve the juvenile justice system to make it a better process for minority youth. Strategies to achieve this and outcomes of four juvenile detention sites working to reduce racial disparities in juvenile...

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (08) Reducing Racial Disparities - JDAI 2001.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (09): Special Detention Cases: Strategies for Handling Difficult Populations - JDAI 2001

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative addresses three specific populations in the juvenile justice system, minors with warrants, probation violators and post-adjudication detainees, and discusses ways in which to reduce their rates of detention. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (09) Special Detention Cases Strategies for Handling Difficult Populations - JDAI 2001.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (12): Replicating Detention Reform - JDAI 2001

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses how a local juvenile detention reform succeeded in reducing detention populations, while a similar statewide reform later failed. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (12) Replicating Detention Reform - JDAI 2001.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (11): Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms - JDAI 2001

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses how sites implemented successful juvenile detention reform in their jurisdictions. #JuvenileDetention #Implementation

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (11) Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms - JDAI 2001.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (05): Reducing Unnecessary Delay - JDAI 2009

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative uses real site experiences as examples on how to improve the speed of case processing procedures. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (05) Reducing Unnecessary Delay - JDAI 2009.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (07): By the Numbers: The Role of Data and Information - JDAI 1999

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses how to use data and information technology to improve efforts in juvenile detention reform. #JuvenileDetention #ResearchData

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (07) By the Numbers The Role of Data and Information - JDAI 1999.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (06): Improving Conditions - JDAI 1999

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses ways to improve the conditions of juvenile justice facilities. Tips and guiding principles for creating assessments and procedures are included. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (06) Improving Conditions - JDAI 1999.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (04): Consider the Alternatives - JDAI 1999

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses the alternatives to detention in order to curb costs and overcrowding in juvenile detention facilities by using the experiences of real facilities that can then serve as examples for other sites' plans. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (04) Consider the Alternatives - JDAI 1999.pdf


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Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (02): Collaboration and Leadership - JDAI 1999

This publication of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative discusses the necessary components of teamwork and leadership in juvenile detention reform. #JuvenileDetention

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform (02) Collaboration and Leadership - JDAI 1999.pdf