ERIC Number: ED441049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration and Leadership in Juvenile Detention Reform. Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform 2.
This report addresses governance and leadership prerequisites for implementing specific strategies essential to juvenile detention reform. Chapter 1, "Why Are Collaboration and Leadership Essential to Detention Reform?" discusses principles of collaboration and leadership that emerged from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Chapter 2, "Guiding Principles for Collaboration," discusses the importance of seven principles that emerged from the successes and failures of JDAI sites. Chapter 3, "Organizing and Sustaining Collaboratives," explains the impact of having authority for implementing changes; composition of detention reform collaboratives; structural decisions; leadership and coordination; the collaborative's tasks (vision, coordinated planning, and accountability); and sustaining collaboration. Chapter 4, "Some Leadership Challenges," discusses such challenges as the limits of judicial administration, managing risk, lost voices for children, and forging community ties. Chapter 5, "Lessons Learned," looks at the lessons that JDAI sites discovered during the programs' implementation: capacity for change must be built; without a pivotal leader, the reform will fail; line staff should be involved early and constantly; collaboration can create unanticipated alliances and benefits; collaboration looks different in different places; and collaboration is power. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Leadership, Youth Problems
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.