Partnerships for Juvenile Detention Reform
The value of building strong sustainable partnerships with law enforcement.
While many law enforcement leaders across the country are already deeply engaged in JDAI, supportive of its mission and committed to its success, others need convincing. For patrol officers and commanders to participate constructively in JDAI, they need to understand how it is good for youth, consistent with public safety and beneficial for law enforcement.
Making the case for JDAI is important, but stakeholders’
ultimate success in building strong and sustainable partnerships with law enforcement depends as much on listening as on delivering effective arguments. Asking law enforcement personnel about their concerns with current juvenile justice procedures and soliciting input on issues that directly affect officers can provide a starting point for fruitful dialogue.
10 Checklists for Probation Leaders to Partner with Law EnforcementThese checklists for probation leaders offer strategies for developing effective partnerships with law enforcement leaders and agencies for juvenile detention reform efforts.
- Overview–What JDAI Stakeholders Should Know About Law Enforcement
- #1–A Crippling Lack Of Training And Guidance For Officers
- #2–Law Enforcement Officials Report Frequent Frustration With Juvenile Justice
- #3–Tension and disparities in treatment of youth in low-income communities of color
- #4– Influence of local culture and history on interactions with youth
- #5–Effective Strategies For Outreach To Law Enforcement By JDAI Stakeholders
- #6–Messaging For Making (Or Restoring) the Initial Connection
- #7–Building Consensus on the Detention Screening Process
- #8–Creating Better Options For Low-Risk, High Need Youth
- #9–Promoting More Effective Law Enforcement
Practices For Youth
- #10–Examples Of Effective JDAI-Law Enforcement Partnerships
Explaining JDAI to Law Enforcement in 5 Easy Pieces
These handouts are written for an audience of law enforcement leaders and officers and make the case for juvenile detention reform, as well as offer succinct explanations of the JDAI model and core strategies, including risk assessments.