Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative

About the Initiative
The Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative (JEDI) was started in FY 2012 to prevent youth from becoming negatively involved in the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative focuses on 2 core case management components:
  • Diverting juvenile offenders from the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to community-based programs
  • Serving and redirecting Children In Need of Supervision (CINS) cases away from DJS to community-based programs and services
The JEDI program primarily serves 1st-time misdemeanor offenders as well as alleged CINS cases.