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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Debra DePrato on reforming the juvenile justice system

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's initiative to help reform the juvenile justice system, Debra DePrato discusses the challenges in Louisiana. Learn more about the Models for Change Initiative.

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New Guidelines Mandated to Ensure Balanced Juvenile Justice System in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare issued new guidelines to counties last month directing them to conduct self-assessments based on policy statements and tools developed under MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. The ... Read More

MacArthur Action Networks to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Mental Health in Juvenile Justice

MacArthur, which is investing $100 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, is enlisting more states in its growing effort. Read More

Six Counties Selected for Juvenile Justice Reform Funding Under $10 Million MacArthur Initiative

Governor Chris Gregoire announced that six counties will receive funding and technical support to improve juvenile justice systems as part of MacArthur's Models for Change initiative. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton on Democracy, Digital Learning, and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century

Recently, Philanthropy News Digest spoke with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. Read More

As Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform Builds, MacArthur Invests $100 Million

MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $60 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, bringing its total investment in the field to $100 million. Read More

"Capturing Momentum for Change in the Juvenile Justice System," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Models for Change National Working Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes the progress made in developing a menu of juvenile justice best practices and describes the Foundation's plans to add up to six more states to its Models for Change initiative. Read More

Report: Models for Change: Building Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report by the Justice Policy Institute, a grantee through the Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, finds momentum building for a possible wave of juvenile justice reform across the country. Read More

NEW REPORT: Building Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report by MacArthur grantee, the Justice Policy Institute, finds momentum building for a new wave of juvenile justice reform across the nation. It states that "significant new research on adolescent development and the demonstrated ... Read More

"Towards a Juvenile Justice System that is Effective and Fair," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice and Adolescent Development

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the success of the Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice and looks ahead to the Foundation's Models for Change initiative. Read More

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Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Justice Reform
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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