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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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

New Findings Released by MacArthur Research Network

The MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice (ADJJ) has released a series of issue briefs that present findings from the Network's past and ongoing research. The briefs present research on competence to ... Read More

Jonathan Fanton on Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how Illinois is taking a leadership role in juvenile justice reform. Read More

MacArthur Awards $4.2 Million to Accelerate Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur announced six grants totaling nearly $4.2 million to help accelerate promising models for juvenile justice reform as part of its national Models for Change initiative. Read More

Fiscal Architecture of Juvenile Justice System Is Detrmental to Youth

It is sometimes less expensive for local governments to send juvenile offenders to state institutions than it is for communities to develop services to treat youth close to home, according to a report by the Justice ... 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