Detention Alternatives

The NCJFCJ is working with the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative to help provide information to judges on alternatives to detention. The JDAI Initiative is dedicated to giving youth involved in the juvenile justice system opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults through core strategies such as:
  • Collaboration
  • Reliance on Data
  • Objective Admission Screening
  • Alternatives to Secure Detention
  • Expedited Case Processing
  • Strategies for "Special" Detention Cases
  • Rigorous Facility Inspections
  • Strategies to Reduce Racial Disparities
Visit the Annie E. Casey Foundation's JDAI Help Desk or the Knowlege Center for the latest information and resources on detention reform. Additional information on the Initiative is available through the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Read Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2004: Selected Findings published by the National Center for Juvenile Justice in 2009.