Grantee Profile

Council of State Governments

Grants to Council of State Governments

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Juvenile Justice

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Council of State Governments Justice Center provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities, particularly in areas in which the justice system intersects with other institutions and agencies. The Center will use this grant to translate its earlier, Foundation-funded report into a set of implementation tools, practical guidelines and checklists and organize a set of targeted communications activities to assist state and local policy makers in using Models for Change resources and lessons learned to support juvenile justice systems reform and engage state policymakers in reform efforts nationally.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Council of State Governments Justice Center) is a national, non-profit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. The Center will use the grant to develop a strategic plan for using Models for Change policy and practice innovations to help states and counties divert youth in trouble with the law away from juvenile courts and corrections toward developmentally appropriate community-based sanctions and services.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Council of State Governments $650,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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