Nov/Dec 2009

State News: August 2009


state snapshots

Alternatives to Detention When Kids are Arrested


10 Top Population Drops

Local Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Sites
Where Juvenile Detention Populations are Decreasing
Percentage Decrease
1. Green County, Mo. 83%
2. Bergen County, N.J. 80%
3. Hopewell, Va. 78%
4. Bedford County, Va. 76%
5. Petersburg, Va. 74%
6. Multonmah County, Ore. 72%
7. Jefferson County, Ala. 72%
8. Clayton County, Ga. 70%
9. Central/Eastern Ore. 69%
10. Ramsey County, Minn. 68%


States Help JDAI Sites

Several states have contributed financially to JDAI sites. Among them:
• New Jersey appropriated $4 million in 2008 to support juvenile detention reform efforts;
• Alabama matched the Casey Foundation’s grant, doubling the resources for its first sites;
• Washington state appropriated $200,000 the last few years to support JDAI expansion to new counties; and
• Virginia’s State Advisory Group provided a five-year grant to fund evening reporting centers.
Source: “Two Decades of JDAI: From Demonstration Project to National Standard,” a progress report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in September 2009.