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San Francisco Probation Takes New Approach to Technical Violations

San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department is using a new program in which youths facing detention for probation violation charges instead attend sessions designed to deepen their understanding of the rules and conditions governing court-ordered probation and the value of making good decisions.

March 14, 2012

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No Place for Kids Issue Brief

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

Brief

This issue brief summarizes a report which assembles decades of research as well as persuasive new data to demonstrate that America’s heavy reliance on juvenile incarceration has not paid off and, in fact, is a failed strategy for combating youth crime.

December 12, 2011

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By the Numbers

the role of data and information in detention reform

Report

This report offers examples and tips for using data and information technology to advance juvenile detention reform efforts. It is part of a series that shares lessons from a multi-year, multi-site project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

August 1, 1999

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Detention Reform in Rural Jurisdictions

challenges and opportunities

Report

This report tackles the issue of detention reform in rual areas and supports the ideal that children everywhere—regardless of their zip code—deserve to be treated fairly when facing detention. It shares lessons learned from a multiyear, multisite project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

January 1, 2008

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Controlling the Front Gates

Effective Admission Policies and Practices

Report

This report is packed with examples and suggestions to help jurisdictions to make fair, efficient and rational decisions about the detention center admission process. It is part of a series that shares lessons learned from a multi-year, multi-site project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

April 1, 1999

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Results Report

Report

This is the first-published annual summary of results from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which began submitting results reports in 2004. These reports provide sites with an opportunity to report detention reform progress and to generate initiative-wide aggregate measures and intersite comparisons to deepen understanding of the overall status of the detention reform movement.

January 1, 2009

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

Report

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

January 1, 2005

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