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This is concerning for a number of reasons. Again, processing low-level cases in the manner that is appropriate for more serious cases can expose a young person to undue harm. In addition to the harms associated with arrest and transport, extensive and unnecessary processing once at the BCJJC exposes the young person to further detriment and keeps the young person separated from home, school, and community. Also, once DJS performs the RAI screen, the information gathered and score that is generated will remain a part of the young person’s juvenile justice history and may influence processing and case disposition should the young person come into contact with the justice system at a later time. Finally, the DJS Data Resource Guide indicates that there is a clear procedural step between arrest and administering the RAI for detention admission, namely the police officer’s request for detention. If this is a step exercised by law enforcement agencies in other parts of Maryland and a clear expectation of DJS intake officers in other DJS regions, Baltimore’s stakeholders should be concerned about how these procedural differences might work to the disadvantage of young people in Baltimore City as compared to their peers in other parts of the state. To the extent that this step serves as a procedural safeguard between a young person and the doors of secure detention in other regions, it should also be available for the young people of Baltimore City. Additionally, operating according to a principle of presumptive diversion, conducting the DRAI should not be the default for all youth. Third, stakeholders expressed concern about the availability of programming and skill-building opportunities for youth held in detention, particularly young people who are charged as adults who stay at the facility for long periods of time. As noted above, it is laudable that officials have made changes to realign open bed capacity at the BCJJC to more effectively serve youth charged as adults in the Circuit Court. This move has undoubtedly spared hundreds of Baltimore’s young people from the grave dangers to safety and well-being that young people face when they are incarcerated with adults, including high rates of physical assault, sexual abuse, isolation, and suicide. There is no question that the BCJJC is the better place to hold young people charged as adults. However, for those youth who stay at the facility for many months and those who will face significant barriers to reentry once released, many stakeholders felt that more could be done in detention to>GET ANSWER