Spokane County Juvenile Court is currently involved in 2 systems improvement efforts. They are Models for Change and Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).
Models for Change
Models for Change offers Spokane a unique opportunity to address the needs of drop-out, truant, and at-risk youth and better realize its vision for a juvenile justice system that offers all youth and their families' experiences to improve outcomes and reduce likelihood of continued or deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Models for Change is a five year, $10 million investment in changes to Washington's juvenile justice system by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation working to make the juvenile justice system more fair and effective, creating more productive lives and safer communities. in 2009, thirteen Models for Change state and local partners advanced reforms in mental health, disproportionate minority contact and alternatives to court action.
Learn more about the Spokane County Models for Change efforts.
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Systems Improvement Efforts through Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Today we continue to realize positive results from our decision in early 2005 to implement a pro-active response to reduce overcrowding in the detention center. Spokane County Juvenile Court Services began exploring alternatives that would achieve public safety, youth accountability and rehabilitation.