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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

A report identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system reform, and recommends an implementation plan for the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP) More

Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Juvenile Justice System

A report from MacArthur’s Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice initiative reviews progress made toward reforming the juvenile justice system to be more responsive to adolescent development, and recommends further change to continue this momentum.  More

Assessing Small Businesses’ Access to Capital

Small businesses in low-income, majority minority neighborhoods in the Chicago area were less likely to receive loans between 2008 and 2012, according to a report from the Woodstock Institute. More

Outside Spending Skyrockets After Citizens United

The Brennan Center, a MacArthur grantee, finds that after the 2010 decision, Senate campaign finances were dominated by donations from the super-rich. More

Report Examines Impact Investing’s Role in Addressing Income Inequality

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. draws on lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. More