ERIC Number: ED441056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reforms. Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform 11.
Schwartz, Robert G.
This report explores how Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites promoted and sustained detention reforms in their jurisdictions. Chapter 1, "Why Promoting and Sustaining Detention Reform are Important," introduces the issue. Chapter 2, "Promoting Reform," discusses how to establish the need for reform, build support for reform, name the effort to reach different audiences, use data to build support for reform, promote support for reform within the system, train to promote detention reform, and develop a communications strategy. Chapter 3, "Sustaining Reform," explains how to handle leadership transitions, maintain shared values, use data constructively, train to sustain reform, put reform into legislation, make a fiscal case for reform, create tools to sustain reform, and institutionalize policies, practices, and positions. Chapter 4, "Lessons Learned," presents seven lessons learned by JDAI sites (e.g., collaboration is needed to build consensus, a reform initiative cannot endure if it is only a top-down enterprise, those who promote reform must be aware that they are sending their messages to many publics, and changing a culture takes time and requires constant vigilance). A resource list is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, State Legislation, 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.