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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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Program Area

Juvenile Justice

Improving the outcomes of youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement and out-of-home placement.

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Program Area

Evidence-Based Practice

Promoting child well-being by investing in the development and use of rigorously evaluated programs that help kids reach critical milestones on the path to adulthood.

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Casey Works to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm

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Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation promotes greater use of evidence-based practice in child welfare, system reform, health, education, mental health, youth in transition, adolescent health and development and community building.

February 2, 2011

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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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