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
www.ramseyjdai.com

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

Creating Better Outcomes for Children and Community in Ramsey County

News & Events

 

JDAI News

 

JDAI Newsletter PreviewProgress updates about activities and developments in Ramsey County are published periodically throughout the year in JDAI News.

  • Spring 2012 (PDF)
    In this edition: 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.
  • Summer 2011 (PDF)
    In this edition: How JDAI Impacts Disproportionate Minority Contact, Judge George T. Stephenson on JDAI, Fair and Equitable Treatment Under the Law, and A Community Coaching Success Story

  • Spring 2009 (PDF)
    In this edition: Alternatives to Detention Making Headway, JDAI Brings 50% Decline in Juvenile Detention, Deputy Director Hosch Retires, JDAI Elsewhere: Rapid Success at New Marion, and Voices from the Community

  • Fall 2008 (PDF) and Insert (PDF)
    In this edition: Judge Seeks Better Future for Troubled Kids, What We Know About Disproportionality, Committee Works to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, Voices from the Field, JDAI Across Minnesota, and Highlights from JDAI 2007 Annual Report

  • Summer 2008 (PDF)
    In this edition: Risk Assessment Instrument Begins to Show Results, Commissioner Carter: “Every Interaction Is an Opportunity,” Risk Assessment Benefits Juveniles, and Voices Speaking Out

  • Fall 2007 (PDF)
    In this edition: Ramsey JDAI: Pursuing Equity and Better Outcomes for Kids and Community; Justice Off Color; JDAI Draws on Energy, Expertise of Many People; False Assumptions; Voices Speaking Out; and Ramsey County JDAI Receives Grants

 

JDAI in the News

 

Events and Meetings

 

Meetings, community events, and special presentations are held regularly throughout the year to inform the public about the progress of JDAI activities.

 

Please check with JDAI management about upcoming events and to confirm meeting times and locations at least 24 hours in advance.

 

 

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System to Improve Children's Lives and Public Safety

 

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Michael Belton, Deputy Director for Juvenile Services, Ramsey County Community Corrections, testifies at a hearing about Reforming the Juvenile Justice System to Improve Children's Lives and Public Safety on April 21, 2010

 

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