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Reforming the Juvenile Justice System -- Additional Resources


Two Decades of JDAI: From Demonstration Project to National Standard 
This report documents JDAI’s recent progress both in reforming juvenile detention practices nationwide and also in contributing to the larger movement for more comprehensive reforms in juvenile justice.

Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform

This publication series provides practical information for understanding and implementing juvenile detention reform.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative: A Successful Approach to Comprehensive Reform
This 12-page brochure, complete with full-page black-and-white photographs, highlights the goals and the accomplishments of the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative since its launch in 1992.

Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

This essay from the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book identifies six key challenges and promising solutions to improve juvenile justice outcomes for youth, families, taxpayers, and communities. Casey’s annual Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families.

These Are Our Kids: Transforming Juvenile Detention in Three American Cities
This documentary demonstrates the power and effectiveness of juvenile detention system reforms in Cook County (Chicago, Illinois), Multnomah County (Portland, Oregon) and Santa Cruz County, California.

Online Resources

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Information on the Casey Foundation’s national juvenile justice system reform initiative, including strategies, model programs, and resources.

JDAI Help Desk
The JDAI Help Desk is a practice-based resource for advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and others interested in improving the detention component of their delinquency system.

Casey Connects: Special Policy Issue, Winter 2009
Casey’s newsletter features a call to action for reform of juvenile justice systems at the federal, state, and local levels.
Online tools and policy strategies to reform the juvenile justice system, plus data and success stories.

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