Category Archives: JDAI

Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code September 22, 2014 Meeting Agenda

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code has released their agenda for the September 22, 2014 meeting during which the juvenile justice system will be the primary focus.  Topics include: The availability of juvenile indigent defense Concerns relating … Continue reading

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Detention 101

After attending a few of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) trainings, it has become clear that some of the stakeholders do not have a clear understanding of detention procedures, which makes the prospect of developing detention alternatives a leap … Continue reading

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2014 JDAI Indiana Inter-Site Conference – Indianapolis

On July 22-23, 2014, stakeholders, service providers, and juvenile justice advocates and experts will meet for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Indiana Inter-Site Conference in Indianapolis.  All of the existing counties and those who are currently being added to … Continue reading

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Keeping “High-Need” Youth in the Community

The Youth Advocate Programs Policy & Advocacy Center released Safely Home by Shaena M. Fazal.  Safely Home highlights research findings and programs from around the country that are taking a community-based approach to providing rehabilitative services to youth.  The paper … Continue reading

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Should Children Go To DOC For Misdemeanor Acts Alone?

In simple terms, adults who commit misdemeanor acts go to jail and those who commit felony acts go to prison.  That division is not true for children (detention center versus Indiana Department of Correction).  If the child is accused of … Continue reading

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JDAI Kick-Off Sessions For Next Four-County Expansion

During June 2014, the kick-off meetings for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative will be held in Delaware, Wayne, Madison, and Henry Counties will be held.  Seven additional counties are slated to be added to the JDAI project in Fall 2014, … Continue reading

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2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code

Several juvenile justice topics have been assigned to the 2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code, including: Criminal justice issues concerning individuals with autism spectrum disorders The status of the Indiana juvenile detention alternatives initiative (JDAI) Recent United … Continue reading

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