From 2009-2011, there was a wide array of policy and practice changes in juvenile justice systems nationwide. Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform summarizes reforms made during this period by 47 states and the District of Columbia in 24 different policy areas, including closing and downsizing facilities, reducing the recidivism rate, and ensuring juveniles are not tried in adult justice systems. The report, supported by MacArthur, finds that many of the changes occurred in large part due to the Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, which supports reforms that emphasize the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, their families, and the communities in which they live.  

Juvenile Justice, Justice, Youth