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Alternatives to Detention

The Alternatives to Detention project will provide a continuum of enhanced community-based and family-supported detention alternatives for youth who have been arrested and charged, yet do not require secure detention because of low risk or no danger to the community.

SANDAG is conducting a process and outcome evaluation of the ATD program, which is being implemented and managed by the County of San Diego Probation Department and its partners.

Project Manager

Sandy Keaton, Senior Criminal Justice Research Analyst
Phone: (619) 699-6933, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or