John Howard Association
Grants to John Howard Association
2012 (Duration 1 year)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The John Howard Association of Illinois provides independent citizen oversight of the state's juvenile commitment facilities. Through its monitoring, reporting and public advocacy, the Association has contributed to Models for Change efforts to move Illinois towards more effective, youth-focused, rehabilitative approaches that produce better outcomes for youth. It will use this grant to continue to report on conditions and programming in facilities and to provide research and policy support to the state's reform leadership.
2011 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The John Howard Association, which provides citizen oversight of Illinois' adult and juvenile correctional facilities, will use this grant to track and monitor the implementation of reforms in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice as part of Illinois Models for Change and its transformation from a punitive adult correctional model to a rehabilitative agency that adheres to the basic tenets of juvenile justice and child welfare. It also will continue to publish reports on all the Department's facilities; pilot an ombudsman program to address youth and family grievances; and continue its Juvenile Justice Hotline.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To track and monitor the progress of implementing reforms in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice as part of Illinois Models for Change.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded John Howard Association $404,000 between 2010 and 2013.