Juvenile Justice Reform Begins with Successful Kick-Off Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our JDAI Kick-Off Meeting. The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is a nationally recognized model created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote detention reform. This initiative is an opportunity to improve the “front-end” of the juvenile justice system based on research and evidence-informed practices, as part of larger juvenile justice reforms in the County. Following the kick-off, county juvenile court judges, probation officers, school district representatives, law enforcement, probation officers, prosecuting attorneys and relevant stakeholders participated in the JDAI working-group meeting to discuss next steps toward implementing JDAI. Thanks to Center for Children’s Law and Policy’s Jason Szanyi and Tiana Davis for helping us to make the kick-off a success.

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