Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

What is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative?

 

Judge Kimberly S. Dowling of Delaware County Circuit Court 2 talks about the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. 

The initiative determines if juveniles should be placed in a detention center. Previously there hadn’t been a clear way to make that decision. 

Indiana is only the second state to adopt it at a state-wide initiative. 

JDAI grant in Delaware County

 

After adopting the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), Delaware County courts have a few opportunities for grants.

The initiative determines if juveniles should be placed in a detention center, and grants are given by the state.

Judge Kimberly S. Dowling of Delaware County Circuit Court 2 talks about what they are planning to do with the $26,000 the courts have been approved for.​

How did Judge Dowling get interested in JDAI?

 

Judge Kimberly S. Dowling of Delaware County Circuit Court 2 said she got involved with the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative because she cares about children.

“Everything that I’ve been involved with as a volunteer in our community has been geared towards children,” she said.

Delaware County’s JDAI program