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Little Rock, AR 72201
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Pulaski County Statements and Documents

Purpose of Detention Statement

The purpose of pre-adjudication detention is to protect the community and ensure that the minor appears at future hearings. Prior to adjudication, a minor should be released unless:

  1. The minor is alleged to have committed a delinquent offense AND
  2. Objective assessment demonstrates there is a high risk that the minor:
    • Will cause imminent harm to themselves or others OR
    • Will not appear at future hearings or to prevent flight when the juvenile is a fugitive or escapee from another jurisdiction.

The purpose of detention following adjudication for a crime is to sanction and rehabilitate delinquent conduct. The purpose of detention is not to detain suicidal youth.  The decision to detain and the length of detention should be logically related to the seriousness of the offense or violation and the minor’s risk to community safety, and should be made in the context of an articulated system of graduated responses. Detention as a sanction should also be paired with appropriate therapeutic and remedial responses aimed at correcting the behavior and building competency.

*This definition does not take into account past adjudications and/or convictions.

The Definition of Recidivism

Delinquency adjudication or conviction in criminal court for either a misdemeanor or felony within thirty-six (36) months of the date of the offense that lead to the adjudication or conviction.

Risk Assessment Results

April/May 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

Override RAI Score Charts

April and May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

Other Documents

AECF-Reducing Unnecessary Delay-1999

AECF-Special Detention Cases-2001

August Meeting PowerPoint

Detention Screening Instrument Result for October

Graduated Response Grid

Graduated Response Intervention Policy and Procedure

JDAI Implementation Workplan

January 2019 JDAI Meeting

Most Serious Charge for Juveniles Charged as Adults in 2017

New Jersey JDAI Case Processing Committee Scope of Work

November JDAI Meeting

Pulaski County Juvenile Justice System Assessment

Pulaski County JDAI Progress

Photos from the Kick-Off Meeting

Pulaski County Detention Screening Tool

September JDAI Meeting

Tendaji and Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers Handouts