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Expansion of JDAI Into New Sites

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $149,490)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

The W. Haywood Burns Institute proposes to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate use of secure detention in four sites over a multi-year period. The organization will provide extensive technical assistance on detention reform to the sites. This proposal covers Year 1 activities and budget. The population to be served is youth who are held in secure detention but who could be safely released to parents or guardians or to community-based programs. The Institute will provide assistance with six sets of activities to accomplish detention reform during Year 1. First is "site immersion" activities to assist policy makers in learning about detention reform. Second is development of an administrative infrastructure to direct and support the site work. Third is development of a data collection and analysis capacity. Fourth is conducting a system assessment of juvenile detention policies, programs, and practices in the site. Fifth is development of a comprehensive work plan. Sixth is development of an objective risk assessment instrument (RAI). Each set of activities has several performance measures. Thus, "site immersion" includes a "kick-off" meeting and a "JDAI 101" training; site organizational activities include formation of the governing collaborative, establishment of topical work groups, and designation of a site coordinator.

Date Created: September 13, 2010