Grantee Profile

National Juvenile Defender Center

Grants to National Juvenile Defender Center

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Juvenile Defender Center's mission is to ensure excellence in juvenile defense and promote justice for all children. The Center has participated in Models for Change since its inception, coordinating the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network and taking the lead in assisting states build and strengthen the capacity of the juvenile defense bar. The Center will use this grant to support the replication and adaptation of Models for Change innovations in juvenile defense policy and practice on a national basis.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Juvenile Defender Center's (the Center) mission is to ensure excellence in juvenile defense and promote justice for all children. It is the only organization in the United States devoted solely to improving access to counsel and the quality of representation for children in the justice system. The Center works with individual front-line juvenile defenders and offices, and a national network of regional defender centers, providing them with the tools, support, and skills needed to improve juvenile defense policy and practice. The grant will help secure the Center's leadership role in juvenile justice reform, enabling it to (1) establish an operating reserve; (2) improve its technology infrastructure and enhance its communications; and (3) strengthen operations.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop resource materials to assist and guide Models for Change states in planning and implementing diversion programs in the juvenile justice system.

  • $3,260,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To administer and manage the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (over two years).

  • $1,425,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To provide training and technical assistance to state and local juvenile justice professionals and agencies in Models for Change states and to launch the Models for Change Juvenile Court Curriculum nationwide (over three years).

  • $1,640,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To administer and manage the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (over three years).

  • $1,275,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of activities to provide professional development and training to juvenile court personnel in adolescent development and enhance the capacity of juvenile defense counsel in the Models for Change states (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Juvenile Defender Center $9,450,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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