University of Massachusetts at Worcester
Grants to University of Massachusetts at Worcester
2013 (Duration 2 years)
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the National Youth Screening Assistance Project to refine, validate and support the dissemination of a specialized adolescent domestic battery assessment tool developed as part of Illinois Models for Change (over two years).
2012 (Duration 2 years)
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS — The National Youth Screening and Assessment Project at the University of Massachusetts receives Foundation support to provide training and technical assistance to the Models for Change states in developing comprehensive plans for the screening and assessment of youth for mental disorders and risk for re-offending youth in juvenile justice programs, including diversion and referral to community-based alternative sanctions and services. The Project will use this grant to continue to assist the reform efforts underway in Models for Change states and consult nationally with states to improve their laws, policies, and practices related to juveniles' competence to stand trial.
2011 (Duration 2 years)
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS — As part of the Foundation's public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to promote and diffuse Models for Change best practices, it is funding four technical assistance projects in18 state and local jurisdictions adopting and implementing innovative and promising practices from Models for Change states. National Youth Screening and Assessment Project will help two state juvenile justice probation agencies use risk and needs assessment to improve decision-making and case planning for juvenile justice involved youths, and guide them through the implementation process using a model developed in Models for Change states.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the National Youth Screening Assistance Project to develop resource materials to assist and guide Models for Change states in the assessment of risk for re-offending at key decision points in the juvenile justice system (over two years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Massachusetts at Worcester $1,030,000 between 2010 and 2013.