CHSR receives funding to evaluate the Albany County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

The Center for Human Services Research was awarded a grant from the Albany County Department for Children, Youth, and Families to provide data collection and analysis expertise in the implementation of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Albany is one of six New York State counties selected by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) to implement the JDAI. Launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the goal of the JDAI is to reduce juvenile detention admissions and expand the array of local detention alternatives. CHSR will work with partnering agencies to identify and utilize data in making policy and case-level decisions and in developing strategies to improve the local juvenile justice system.