Presentation on theme: "Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)"— Presentation transcript:
1Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) The Annie E. Casey Foundation
2Our Vision:Youth involved in the juvenile justice system will have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults . . .
3Why Detention Reform? “Hidden Closet of System” Entry Point for System ReformGateway to IncarcerationCrowding Crisis
4AVERAGE DAILY POPULATION OF JUVENILES IN DETENTION CENTERS, 1985-1999 Source: Detention data adapted from Sickmund, M. (forthcoming). Juveniles in Corrections. Washington, DC OJJDP,Detention Populations Doubled Between ’85-’99
5Most Detained Kids are in Overcrowded Facilities PERCENTAGE OF JUVENILES IN OVERCROWDED U.S. PUBLIC DETENTION CENTERS,Source: Census of Public and Private Detention, Correctional and Shelter Facilities,Most Detained Kids are in Overcrowded Facilities
62/3 of Detainees are Kids of Color Overrepresentation of Minority Youth in Public Detention Centers: 1985 – 199919851995WhiteYouthWhiteYouthMinorityYouthMinorityYouthWhiteYouthMinorityYouth1999Source: Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional and Shelter Facilities,2/3 of Detainees are Kids of Color
7One-Day Counts in Detention Facilities, 2001 By Offense Category Property, Drugs, PublicOrder and “Other”ViolentOffenses(32.3%)(38.6%)Status Offenses andTechnical Violations(29.1%)
8Detention Increased Despite Decreases in Juvenile Crime
9Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Purpose:To demonstrate that jurisdictions can establish moreeffective and efficient systems to accomplish thepurposes of juvenile detention.Objectives:1) Eliminate inappropriate or unnecessary use of securedetention2) Minimize failures to appear and incidence of delinquentbehavior3) Redirect public finances to successful reform strategies4) Improve conditions in secure detention facilities.
10Core JDAI Strategies Collaboration Reliance on Data Objective Admissions ScreeningAlternatives to Secure DetentionExpedited Case ProcessingStrategies for “Special” Detention CasesStrategies to Reduce Racial DisparitiesRigorous Facility Inspections
11Cook County Outcomes 54% 37% Results-Impact Average Daily Population ( )YouthViolentArrests( )54%37%
12Multnomah County Outcomes Results-ImpactMultnomah County OutcomesAverageDailyPopulation( )JuvenileFelonyArrests( )45%66%
20JDAI is present in 95 jurisdictions in 25 states and the District of Columbia, working in systems that hold 65% of all youth detained in this country, almost 17,000 youth.WAMTNHMNMAORIDNJIANJCAILDEDENVMDMDINDCDCVAMONMHIAZALGATXMSLAModel siteCounty siteState site
21What JDAI Participation Provides Small cash grant (for travel & coordination)Technical AssistanceJDAI Tools, Guides & PublicationsJDAI Model SitesJDAI Training SeminarsJDAI National ConferencesJDAI Network & Peers
22What JDAI Participation Requires Implementation of JDAI core strategiesFidelity to the modelDetermined leadershipCommunication and Transparency with Foundation