Change Indicator

Youth admitted into a detention facility by race, for select counties implementing JDAI in South Dakota

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Why This Indicator Matters

Developed and supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is one strategy that many communities are using to address the overuse of detention and disproportionate minority contact. JDAI focuses on eliminating inappropriate or unnecessary use of secure detention, minimizing re-arrest and failure-to-appear rates pending adjudication, ensuring appropriate conditions of confinement in secure facilities and redirecting public finances to sustain successful reforms. 
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Definition and Source



Number of youth admitted into a youth detention facility, for select counties implementing Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

Minnehaha and Pennington counties began JDAI implementation in 2011.
Brown, Codington, and Davison counties began JDAI implementation in 2018.
Brookings county began JDAI implementation in 2020.
Yankton county began JDAI implementation in 2021. Hughes county began JDAI implementation in 2021.

Data Source

Court Services Department of the South Dakota Unified Judicial System -


DATE - Data is for the calendar year
NOTES - Youth of color includes the following race groups: Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian, and Other. Data is not reported if less than 4 in a county to protect confidentiality.

Last Updated

December 2023