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St. Paul Central senior, after felony conviction, tries to stay on track to graduation

St. Paul Central senior, after felony conviction, tries to stay on track to graduation | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
In late spring, Shomari Carters graduation prospects looked murky. He kicked off the school year strong, but his grades slipped. Could he stay on the right path?
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Community ambassadors: Peacekeepers on St. Paul streets

Community ambassadors: Peacekeepers on St. Paul streets | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
It was a slow night for Steve Randall, just the way he likes it
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Echoes of the Superpredator

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Many states continue to punish juveniles as harshly as they can despite evidence that doing so actually increases recidivism. (Echoes of the Superpredator - NY Times editorial lays out the need for juvenile justice reform.
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The "Superpredator" theory is one of the reasons for the large increase in detention numbers over the years. This theory has been debunked, but the effects linger on.

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News Releases - Number of Crimes Committed by Juveniles Nears 30-Year Low

News Releases - Number of Crimes Committed by Juveniles Nears 30-Year Low | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
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Crime indicators have improved in the State!

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Once a rule-breaker, Hennepin County juvenile corrections official is now ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Once a rule-breaker, Hennepin County juvenile corrections official is now ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Once a rule-breaker, Hennepin County juvenile corrections official is now ...
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A leader in Hennepin County including JDAI/DMC work.

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St. Paul beat: Police analyzing disorderly conduct at schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune

St. Paul beat: Police analyzing disorderly conduct at schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
St. Paul beat: Police analyzing disorderly conduct at schools Minneapolis Star Tribune As part of the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), a project that's trying to reduce overreliance on jailing kids, especially...
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SPPD worked hard on their decision point analysis and then did good work with the discipline guidelines with SPPS and their School Resource Officers.

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Young offenders: School may be key to turnaround, but one decision can undo months of good work - TwinCities.com

Young offenders: School may be key to turnaround, but one decision can undo months of good work - TwinCities.com | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it

The continuing story in the Pioneer Press: Teens return from correctional facilities -- and the important role school plays in that -- has drawn increasing attention in recent years. Many teens end up back in trouble. Totem Town has tried to improve their odds.

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Ramsey County: Locking up fewer kids, and so far, less crime - TwinCities.com

Ramsey County: Locking up fewer kids, and so far, less crime - TwinCities.com | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it

JDAI article in the local paper.

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Working for Justice

The Burns Institute has produced its first video about our disparities reduction work in three model sites: Pima County, Arizona; Ramsey County, Minnesota; and Santa Cruz County, California. This DVD, which will be available beginning Oct.
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Toni Carter of Ramsey County Board of Supervisors (MN)

Toni speaks briefly about why JJDPA should be reauthorized. For more information visit: http://www.act4jj.org. And to reach Toni for interviews or more infor...
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Minnesota efforts against youth crime commended

Minnesota spends far less than most states to lock up its youngest offenders, thanks in part to diversionary programs that try to keep juveniles out of prison
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JDAI is one of the reasons cited in the article.

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Minnesota - Unbalanced Juvenile Justice

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Play around with this tool from the Burns Institute and you will learn a lot about Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Minnesota.

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New St. Paul police unit to focus on East Side trouble spots

New St. Paul police unit to focus on East Side trouble spots | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
Starting now and continuing into the summer, a team of four officers and a sergeant will focus on parts of the Dayton's Bluff, Payne-Phalen and Railroad Island neighborhoods, responding to in-progress calls involving large groups and probable gang-related incidents or shootings.
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Chief Smith is the co-chair of the JDAI Stakeholder group.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | East Side of St. Paul is 'out of sight, out of mind' until a serious incident happens

COMMUNITY VOICES | East Side of St. Paul is 'out of sight, out of mind' until a serious incident happens | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, a devastating incident occurred on the Eastside of St. Paul where several teens allegedly beat a passerby until he was unconscious.
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There is a reason we focus on the East Side of St. Paul for our Alternatives to Detention and community-based services.

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St. Paul Central senior, after felony conviction, tries to stay on track to graduation

St. Paul Central senior, after felony conviction, tries to stay on track to graduation | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
In late spring, Shomari Carters graduation prospects looked murky. He kicked off the school year strong, but his grades slipped. Could he stay on the right path?
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St. Paul school district looks for more productive ways to handle troublemakers

St. Paul school district looks for more productive ways to handle troublemakers | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
Amid a national backlash to "zero tolerance" school discipline, the St. Paul Public Schools district is reining in suspensions.
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SPPS are a partner in JDAI/DMC in reducing disparities.

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School could be key to keeping young St. Paul offenders out of trouble - TwinCities.com

School could be key to keeping young St. Paul offenders out of trouble - TwinCities.com | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it

An article highlighting Boys Totem Town and a student, Shomari Carter.

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Juvenile Justice and Real Crime Prevention

Juvenile Justice and Real Crime Prevention | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
“You don’t care about the victims. All you care about are those kids.” It was a comment I’ve heard in one form or another at book events, at juvenile justice talks I’ve given, or in response to pieces I’d written about our national policy of...
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The view from City Hall: Melvin Carter talks about equity and race in St. Paul

The view from City Hall: Melvin Carter talks about equity and race in St. Paul | JDAI Ramsey County | Scoop.it
Melvin Carter III was elected to a second term as Ward 1 St. Paul City Councilmember in November. The DFL member’s ward is considered to be the most racially and economically diverse in the city....
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2012 State of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (Part One)

Bart Lubow, director of the Annie E.Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), reviews the progress of the JDAI ...youtube.com... He speaks specifically about Ramsey County starting at 4:14 for almost a full minute.

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