Juvenile Justice

MacArthur supports juvenile justice reform in 35 states primarily through its Models for Change initiative, which aims to accelerate a national juvenile justice reform movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions. Read our strategy

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Juvenile Justice Progress in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. will end the routine shackling of juvenile defendants during court appearances, according to an agreement among political leaders and judges in the city’s federally run court systems. Read More

RT @JuvLaw1975: #Didyouknow... less than 5% of juvenile arrests are for violent crimes. http://t.co/vaU9CThVrm

RT @JuvLaw1975: #Didyouknow...1 in 4 youth who #ageout of #fostercare will be incarcerated w/in 2 yrs of leaving care. Learn more: http://t.co/kessIHYCZO

RT @JusticePolicy: Schoolhouse… or jailhouse? How would you invest in SC’s youth? #StickerShock http://t.co/0p9DmxcB9x http://t.co/O6XoYlQKJw

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States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

New York, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been selected to participate in Improving Diversion Polices and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative. Read More

New @JJ_GPS section profiles juvenile justice services, recidivism research: http://t.co/EZ0OIHcgtQ http://t.co/U0QhFpLMf3

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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More

"Reflections on Roper"

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John Howard Association of Illinois, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, John Howard Association of Illinois is conducting independent oversight to ensure humane and fair treatment of the incarcerated in Illinois. Watch

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Justice Reform
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
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Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
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Mary McClanahan

Executive Secretary
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Stephen R. Stinson

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs