Launching a Learning & Collaboration Solution
JDAI is a nationwide effort of local and state juvenile justice systems. Started and supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, JDAI has grown over the last 25 years to become the most widely replicated juvenile justice reform initiative in the US. Because their network of hundreds of jurisdictions is spread out across the country they needed a cost-effective solution that would enable both on-going training and collaboration.
To ensure that their client jurisdictions are well-versed in the JDAI model, and that they have access to the information and support needed to sustain the implementation of these best practices over time, AECF invested in SmarterPath, the Jive-based learning management solution. In a parallel roll-out, JDAI included the release of SmarterPath with the launch of their Jive environment, “JDAI Connect.”
By combining the release of online training with the launch of their collaborative environment, JDAI ensured at least two compelling use cases for JDAI Connect. Additionally, once over the initial hurdle of getting users comfortable accessing and exploring the environment, the on-going availability of training, opportunities to interact and access to helpful resources will be mutually-reinforcing reasons for stakeholders to continue using JDAI Connect.
Increase in the number of users
accessing the community.
Chief Solutions Officer