Juvenile justice systems around the world must be transformed.

JJAI’s Alternatives to Detention project is built on internationally recognized evidence-based best practices to promote sustainable reforms to policies and practices that reduce excessive detention.

Focus Areas

Detention Filters

Detention screening instruments ensure that detention is only used when absolutely necessary.

Reduce Time to Trial

Ensure that children awaiting trial in detention are adjudicated within 30-60 days of arrest.

Community Placements

Create a system to administer community-based supervision programs with a network of local organizations.

Detention Conditions

Monitoring conditions of the detention centers to ensure adequate and appropriate treatment, services, and policies based on international standards.