What is the purpose of this service?
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) supports local efforts to reduce the use of detention centers for troubled youth who are not a risk to their community.
Who can receive these services?
Troubled youth, age 17 and younger, who are not a risk to their community.
What services are offered?
Youth, 17 years and younger, who are found eligible for detention are provided:
- Detention Screening,
- Quick Court case processing,
- Day reporting centers,
- Evening reporting centers,
- Case Management,
- Counseling for positive behavior,
- Community Services, and
- Employment assistance.
How to apply?
Contact a Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Provider if you are:
- a Youth
- a Parent/Guardian
- a Judge
- the State's Attorney,
- a Public Defender,
- a Probation Department Staff
- a Police Officer,
- staff member of a Social Services agencies,
- School Administrator, and/or
- a Juvenile detention center staff.