December 4, 2009

JDAI Training in Portland

Staff Attorneys Sue Burrell, Deborah Escobedo, and Corene Kendrick conducted a training on Dec. 3 and 4 for facility staff from Oregon and Washington in Portland. The training was 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 and humane conditions and confinement.