Ramsey County, Minnesota
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
Creating Better Outcomes for Children and Community in Ramsey County
25 West 7th Street | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Telephone: 651-266-5307 | AskJDAI@co.ramsey.mn.us
Operating in over 130 jurisdictions, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is one of the fastest growing and most effective approaches to juvenile justice reform in the nation. JDAI invites community and justice system stakeholders to engage evidence-based strategies that reduce the costly use of detention, promote positive youth development, establish community-based responses, and ensure safe communities. Read more...
JDAI News - Spring 2012
This latest edition of JDAI News (PDF) looks at how the St. Paul Police are working to reduce disproportionate minority contact. Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter talks about the Redesign initiative of the Association of Minnesota Counties. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi explains how Collateral Consequences may affect some juveniles. Plus, several Ramsey County Staff are recognized for their JDAI work.
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The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative has been proven to keep communities safe, help youth succeed, and save tax dollars.
Learn more about the Benefits and Success experienced by Ramsey County and the US.
Public safety, positive youth development,
and fairness and equity are the cornerstones of the Juvenile Justice System.
Learn more about the Purpose of the Juvenile Justice System.
Since 2005 (pre-JDAI), Ramsey County reduced total detention admissions over 70% while maintaining public safety.
Learn more about the Results & Progress of JDAI in Ramsey County.