Grantee Profile

Juvenile Justice Initiative

Grants to Juvenile Justice Initiative

  • $370,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — The Juvenile Justice Initiative is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization launched in 2000 by the Foundation and the Woods Fund of Chicago to provide non-partisan policy leadership on juvenile justice in Illinois. The Initiative has played a major role in Illinois Models for Change through its work in reducing reliance on incarceration, addressing racial and ethnic disparities, and increasing funding for community-based services for justice-involved youth. It will use this grant to sustain the progress made under Models for Change and strengthen its operations to ensure its continued role in juvenile justice reform in the future.

  • $25,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — To sustain the progress of Illinois Models for Change.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — In support of efforts on behalf of the Models for Change initiative in Illinois (over two years).

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — In support of efforts to improve the juvenile justice system as part of the Models for Change initiative in Illinois (over two years).

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — In support of efforts to improve the juvenile justice system of Illinois (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Juvenile Justice Initiative $1,470,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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