Change Indicator

Youth admissions to county detention in New Jersey

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Why This Indicator Matters

New Jersey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) was formed in 2004 with the support and leadership of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is managed by the state's Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC).  Since the program's inception, JDAI has resulted in a dramatic decrease in detention populations throughout New Jersey without risk to public safety.
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Definition and Source



Data Source

As reported by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission.


Data reflects only those counties participating in the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.  

Updated 12/13/2023.

Last Updated

December 2023