A series of research briefs aggregates key learnings emerging from MacArthur’s multi-state juvenile justice initiative. The briefs, produced by the Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, examine critical issues ranging from the role of risk assessment in improving probation practices for juveniles to an examination of how the child welfare system serves as a pathway for African American youths into the juvenile justice system. The series is intended to inform professionals in juvenile justice and related fields and to contribute to recent trends in juvenile justice reform that veer toward rehabilitation over punishment.

Juvenile Justice, United States, Youth