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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Lessons Learned in Juvenile Justice Reform

A series of research briefs aggregates key learnings emerging from MacArthur’s multi-state juvenile justice initiative. Read More
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National Juvenile Defense Standards Published

The National Juvenile Defender Center has published the National Juvenile Defense Standards, which provide a comprehensive summary of the role and complex duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system. Read More

"U.S. Detains Fewer Juveniles"

From The Commercial Appeal
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Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University

Making the justice system fair for children and families

For 20 years, the Center has fought for and stood with children in conflict with the law. With a dual focus on zealous individual advocacy and systemic ...

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NRC Report on Juvenile Justice Cites MacArthur

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development. Read More

"The Promise of Juvenile Court"

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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"Can Teen Brain Development Help Explain Juvenile Crime?"

From Minnesota Public Radio
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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Laurie R. Garduque

Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Justice Reform
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
Portrait of Mary McClanahan

Mary McClanahan

Executive Secretary
Portrait of Stephen R. Stinson

Stephen R. Stinson

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs