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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From the Baltimore AFRO
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"Turning Toward Juvenile Justice"

From The News Star
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U.S. Supreme Court to Address Juvenile Life Sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted two cases from Florida that address whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Both petitions ... Read More
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Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center, which seeks to build a more fair and just juvenile justice system, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.

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"Changing model for juvenile justice"

From the Tri-City Herald
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Paul Joseph Frick on Juvenile Justice Reform

Paul Joseph Frick from the University of New Orleans talks about the role of data collection and analysis in reform efforts. Frick was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by ...

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Patricia Puritz Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform

Patricia Puritz of the National Juvenile Defender Center speaks about juvenile indigent defense and a new network to address shortcomings. The Center coordinates the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network, part of the MacArthur Foundation's Models ...

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim 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