National Juvenile Defender Center
Grants to National Juvenile Defender Center
2012 (Duration 2 years)
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.
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.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
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.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Juvenile Defender Center $1,850,000 between 2010 and 2013.