Grantee Profile

Policy Research

Grants to Policy Research

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — This is one of four matching grants that fund projects under a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Foundation to promote and diffuse best practices developed through Models for Change, by capitalizing on OJJDP's leadership, programs, networks, and resources. The four organizations are nationally-recognized sources for training, technical assistance, and information in the juvenile justice field. With this grant, the Center will provide training to master trainers in six states on the Models for Change Mental Health Curriculum for Juvenile Justice.

  • $825,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people with mental illness. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which representatives of the three Models for Change Action Networks will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience. The grant will also fund longer-term activities to sustain these leadership networks and spread strategic innovations developed by them, including the documentation and evaluation of their work.

  • $1,160,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — Policy Research, Inc. operates the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, a nationally-recognized nonprofit in providing expertise, information, and resources on issues related to the mental health needs of youth involved with the juvenile justice system that has been the lead technical assistance provider on mental health issues in the Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. It will use this grant to establish a training and technical assistance center to support the dissemination and adoption of resources and program models developed under Models for Change to better identify and care for justice-involved youth with mental health needs.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people who need mental health treatment. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which participants in the three issue-focused Models for Change Action Networks (disproportionate minority contact, mental health, juvenile indigent defense) will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience; and to engage in other activities to sustain their issue networks and spread their strategic innovations.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice works to improve the juvenile justice system's handling of young people who need mental health treatment. It will use this grant to organize a national conference, at which participants in the three issue-focused Models for Change Action Networks (disproportionate minority contact, mental health, juvenile indigent defense) will share and refine strategies for securing and expanding their reform work and promoting it to a wider audience; and to engage in other activities to sustain their issue networks and spread their strategic innovations.

  • $464,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — In support of Models for Change Action Network activities to promote innovative reforms.

  • $1,275,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — To provide training and technical assistance to the Models for Change states (over three years).

  • $3,240,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — For the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, to provide support to the states participating in the Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network (over two years).

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — To administer and manage the Mental Health Action Network (over three years).

  • $1,860,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DELMAR, NEW YORK — In support of work under the Models for Change juvenile justice systems reform initiative (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Policy Research $11,274,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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