Major Initiatives, Reports & Facts

Major Initiatives, Reports and Fact Sheets for Milwaukee County’s Juvenile Justice System


Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)


Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI)



Delinquency and Court Services Division (DCSD) was awarded the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (JJRRI) demonstration grant 2012 through 2015, which was extended through 2016.  Milwaukee County was unique in that it was only county awarded the grant due to the intricacies of our juvenile justice system; whereas the entire states of Iowa and Delaware were the remaining awardees.  The grant is a partnership between the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform – Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Urban Institute and Vanderbilt University – Peabody Research Institute.



The purpose of this grant involves the ability to effectively assess the structure of programming and service-delivery within the juvenile justice system as it relates to the operational and decision-making processes used with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.   With the technical assistance provided by the grant, Milwaukee County is able to realign its dispositional process, realign the services provided to youth, consider reinvestment of resources based on service effectiveness and apply the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) to services with our contracted providers in our network.  To view the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) plan that resulted from this work, please refer to the CQI tab on this site for additional information.


Reports and Fact Sheets


2006-2012 Referral Statistics

2012 Milwaukee County Juvenile Recidivism Report

Juvenile Justice Flow Chart

2005-2011 Detention Statistics

2009 Disproportionate Minority Contact County Project Evaluation

2009 WI DMC Coalition for Juvenile Justice Presentation

2011 Community Justice Council Presentation

2011 Milwaukee County Detention Briefing


State of Wisconsin Division of Juvenile Corrections


2015 Annual Inspection: Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center

2007 Annual DJC Report

2008 Annual DJC Report

2009 Annual DJC Report




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