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Deshane Reed's Accomplishments

2000 - 2005

 Reed reorganized and restored a failing Charter High School in Kansas City, Missouri


In a collaborative effort with Greene County Juvenile Office, Reed facilitated the development and implementation of the first Evening Reporting Center (ERC) in Missouri for court-involved juveniles and the first court-facilitated Community Fair in Springfield, Missouri.


Reed was selected to Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative’s Inaugural “Applied Leadership Network,” designed to recognize, strengthen, and support national JDAI reform leaders. He was one of fourteen chosen nationally by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to strengthen juvenile justice reform within their respective jurisdictions.

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 JDAI Applied Leadership Network Graduating Class


DeShane Reed was selected in a nationwide search to oversee the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center as Superintendent following a United States Department of Justice consent decree.


Indiana’s Federal Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt stated, "Mr. Reed has the needed skill set of administrative and hands-on experience that will sustain and enhance the reforms we’ve diligently worked on these past few years."  Pratt further stated,  “Reed’s personal story of overcoming obstacles, coupled with his experience working with at-risk teens, detention center management and JDAI, uniquely positions him to lead the center (Juvenile Detention Center) forward.

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Annie E Casey Foundation JDAI Newsletter 

Marion County, Ramsey County Newsletter

 Indianapolis Facility Hosts Community Fair 

 Juvenile Center Helping teens evolve spiritually, mentally and socially

October 2010

Reed was selected by Washington D.C. based “Center for Children’s Law and Policy” (CCLP), to serve as an expert facility assessment team consultant.  The team assessed two Juvenile Detention Centers; one in Brooklyn and the other in Bronx, New York. 

April 2011

Reed was selected by the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and the W. Hayward Burns Institute, to participate on a National Strategic Planning Committee to address the over-representation of minority youth within the Juvenile Justice System.

October 2011

As the Superintendent, of the Marion Superior Court Juvenile Detention Center, Reed led the facility out of being under a Department of Justice “Consent Decree,” which involved 33 Protection from Harm and Safety standard violations to having the case dismissed from the “Consent Decree” in April 2011

 United States Department of Justice Facility Assessment Consultant stated, “In my time of being a consultant, no other Juvenile Detention Center, nationally, being under government oversight; has successfully satisfied all deficiencies within the allotted timeframe.”

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Marion County Juvenile Center rebounds after failing grade

 Juvenile Detention Center No Longer Under Federal Control

March 2012

Reed was selected to collaborate with the Philadelphia; P.A. based “Juvenile Law Center,” to serve as an expert facility assessment consultant in a litigation case stemming from “Conditions of Confinement” issues.

In November 2012

Under Reed’s leadership, Marion County Juvenile Detention Center was selected by the American Correction Association’s (ACA) to be one of two Juvenile Detention Centers in the United States to serve as a test site for their upcoming 4th Edition facility standards. This will allow MCJDC to be the first Detention Center in the United States to be ACA Accredited under ACA’s newest standards.


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