Alex Fledderjohn

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development and calls for a “scientifically-based juvenile justice system” that reflects and implements that knowledge. The report acknowledges and cites results of the Foundation’s $140 million investment in juvenile justice research and system reform efforts since 1996 and provides detailed information regarding the work of MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Juvenile Justice, Justice, United States, Youth