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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Juvenile justice: State program offers alternatives to detention"

From the start of Amanda Gray's Oct. 22nd story in the South Bend Tribune:

SOUTH BEND - Juvenile Justice Center executive director Peter Morgan envisions a better way of correcting juvenile offenders.

With that goal in mind, he's pushing for St. Joseph County to consider applying for the statewide Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives program, or JDAI.

The program helps facilitate changes that emphasize alternative programs to detention for certain types of juvenile offenders.

Statewide, there are eight counties currently considered official JDAI expansion sites, including Elkhart County -- where the director said they've had success already, just more than a year into the program.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 27, 2013 03:13 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts