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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Jacqueline van Wormer on Juvenile Justice Reform

Jacqueline (Jackie) van Wormer of Benton and Franklin Counties (WA) Superior Court on creating local partnerships for juvenile justice reform. Van Wormer was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by ...

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Charles Ogletree Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform

Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School discusses the opportunities with a new administration for Federal/State/Local partnerships to reform juvenile justice. Ogletree spoke at the Models for Change Working Conference, which brought together delegations of ...

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Elizabeth Clarke Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois

Elizabeth (Betsy) Clarke of the Juvenile Justice Initiative discusses reform efforts in Illinois and the process of informing legislative action. Clarke was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by the ...

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Robert Schwartz Discusses Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania

Robert Schwartz, of Pennsylvanias Juvenile Law Center, discusses the challenges facing efforts in the state to reform the juvenile justice system. The MacArthur Foundation funds the Center through its Models for Change initiative, and the Center ...

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Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More
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Edward Glaeser on the Future of American Cities

In a roundtable interview with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton, Harvard University's Edward Glaeser discusses the future of American cities.

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Improving Legal Representation for Indigent Youth

The Models for Change Network adds four states, which will receive funding to strengthen and enhance juvenile indigent defense systems. Read More
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Justice Bobbe Bridge on Juvenile Justice Reform in Washington State

The Hon. Bobbe J. Bridge, President & CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice in Seattle, discusses juvenile justice reform in Washington state. The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funds the Center as part of ...

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Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice

The United States’ juvenile justice system was founded a century ago with the enlightened goal of providing individualized treatment and services to children in trouble. In the 1990s, however, the boundaries between the juvenile and criminal ... Read More

Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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