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

Results & Progress

 

Statistical Reports

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Ramsey County regularly publishes statistical reports highlighting progress of JDAI indicators. These indicators include admissions to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), average daily populations (ADP), average length of stay (ALOS), and risk assessment instrument (RAI) overrides.

Statistical Reports

 

 

Stakeholder Group Presentation Reports

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Members of the Stakeholder Group (executive committee comprised of systems and community leaders) meet quarterly to review progress and to focus discussions on specific strategies. Combating DMC and developing overall juvenile justice reform require consistent focus and analysis of efforts. One of the strategies used is an analysis of key decision points by each of our stakeholder partners. Understanding how decisions are made and how those decisions may contribute to DMC is critical to establishing effective recommendations.

 

In the January 2011 Quarterly meeting, stakeholders heard a presentation from one of its partners about how it engaged decision point analysis (PDF) work with its management staff. Included in this presentation are the guiding principle statements that are part of each meeting’s presentation and help ground members in the purpose and vision for the work.

Stakeholder Group Presentation Reports

 

 

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Additional Reports & Information

 

Proven Results

 

Results

 

Since 2005 (pre-JDAI), Ramsey County reduced total detention admissions over 70% while maintaining public safety. Youth of color admissions declined over 65%.

 

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Jail Isn't Good for Kids

 

"Everyone knows jail isn't good for kids. Now we have a program that looks at the needs of public safety and the needs of kids. The needs of Hmong kids, Hispanic kids, African American kids, urban kids, suburban kids are all different."

- Hon. Gary Bastian
Judge, Second Judicial District (Ramsey County)