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06/21/2017

JDAI Working to Keep Kids Out of Jail

The JDAI is one of many organizations throughout New Mexico working to keeping its youth out of jail.

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Have you Connected? JDAIconnect is the best resource in the nation for systems and community staff working with youth in the juvenile justice system. Access on-line trainings innovative practice, and post questions for experts in JDAI sites from across the country to answer.

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BernCo Youth Services Center Hosted Representatives from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico

The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center hosted a delegation from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico April 9 and 10 to highlight the county’s model efforts in managing juvenile justice reform.

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Judges Call for Community Support to Keep Sex Trafficked Children Safe

Albuquerque Children’s Court Judge proposes innovative community strategies to keep sex trafficked children safe.

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Article Explores Challenges for Girls in BernCo Juvenile Justice System

Data driven, consistent quality improvement measures are leading to better outcomes for girls in the Bernalillo County juvenile justice system, but struggles and challenges remain. Learn more about the community and juvenile justice system work with girls.

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An In-Depth Look at BernCo's Juvenile Justice Alternatives

Read this fascinating take from New Mexico in Depth regarding the innovative ways Bernalillo’s County's juvenile probation programs are working to keep kids out of jail.

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BernCo JDAI Coordinator Featured in National Publication

The video, featured by Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, includes Gerri Bachicha, Bernalillo County's juvenile detention alternatives coordinator.

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Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Committee Releases Documentary

JDAI sites throughout the country have been provided with strategies, tools and technologies to work at eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the use of detention.

ABQ Journal Examines High Rates of Childhood Trauma for NM Youth

The study published in February for the New Mexico Sentencing Commission evaluated 220 juvenile offenders incarcerated in 2011 and their exposure to traumatic events earlier in their lives.

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    What is JDAI?

    What is JDAI?
    The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) began two decades ago as a pilot project to reduce reliance on local confinement of court-involved youth.

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    Learn the latest news about JDAI programs designed to provide community-based alternatives to detention, which are proven to increase positive outcomes with youth in the juvenile justice system.

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    JDAIconnect

    JDAI connect
    Have you Connected? JDAIconnect is the best resource in the nation for systems and community staff working with youth in the juvenile justice system. Access on-line trainings innovative practice, and post questions for experts in JDAI sites from across the country to answer.
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