ERIC Number: ED441057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Replicating Detention Reform: Lessons from the Florida Detention Initiative. Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform 12.
Bishop, Donna M.; Griset, Pamala L.
This report describes lessons learned from the Broward Detention Initiative (BDI) in Broward County, Florida, a successful detention reform effort that led to attempts at replication. Chapter 1, "The Predecessor Program: The Broward Detention Initiative," explains key factors in BDI's success (e.g., the site was ready, problems were effectively assessed, clear goals and objectives were developed, existing and new alternatives were used, and mechanisms were built to reinforce reforms). Chapter 2, "The Political Winds Shift," examines political events during the years between the BDI and the Florida Detention Initiative (FDI), which included passing the 1990 Juvenile Justice Reform Act, developing a more conservative political environment, and passing the 1994 Juvenile Justice Reform Act. Chapter 3, "The Replication Project: The Florida Detention Initiative," presents issues surrounding implementation of the FDI: sites selected, goals developed, technical assistance and training provided, local partnerships forged, statutes limited options, external pressure for reform limited, goal ambiguity hindered progress, lack of FDI organization at the local level occurred, role of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy in local sites diminished, and data collection and research not prioritized. Chapter 4 "Florida Detention Initiative Outcomes," examines outcomes in three Florida locations. Chapter 5, "Lessons Learned," presents 13 lessons learned through this experience. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Local Government, Political Influences, 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.
Identifiers - Location: Florida