Tag Archives: JDAI

Screening and Assessment of Youth in Confinement Webinar

On October 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. ET, a webinar “Screening and Assessment of Youth in Confinement” will be presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with the OJJDP National Center for Youth in Custody.  “The … 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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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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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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Reducing Youth Incarceration

The National Council on Crime & Delinquency has issued reports on the youth deincarceration trend over the last ten years.  Indiana has certainly seen evidence of this trend with the expanding Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the closing of the … Continue reading

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InsideOUT Writers Program

The InsideOUT Writers operates as a non-profit in four juvenile detention centers in Los Angeles, California, and offers comprehensive re-entry programs and services, the Alumni Program.  Currently, InsideOUT Writers offers thirty-nine weekly writing classes, plus publishes a quarterly journal of … Continue reading

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Need Some Inspiration for Changes to the Delinquency System?

Sometimes one needs to step away from the comfort zone and find out what other leaders are doing around the country to make change to the delinquency system.  A good place to start  are the 2013 innovation briefs published by … Continue reading

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