October 16, 2008

JDAI Training in Houston

YLC Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center (Texas) on how to assess the conditions of confinement at the juvenile detention facility.  The training was part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which aims to reduce overcrowding and inappropriate and unnecessary detention in juvenile institutions, promote the development and use of community based alternatives to incarceration and, where incarceration is appropriate, ensure safe adn humane conditions and confinement.