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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How State and Local Governments Can Improve Outcomes for Youth

Two publications break down what state and local governments can do to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Read More
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Progress in Juvenile Justice Reform in 3 States

Efforts by the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems, a multi-funder initiative supported by the Foundation, have secured important juvenile justice reforms in Colorado, Washington, and New Hampshire. Read More

"Stopping Violence Starts With Hope"

Chicago Sun-Times
Related Grantee: John Howard Association
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"Beyond the Central Park 5"

The New York Times
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SAMHSA-MacArthur Select States for Initiative to Aid Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Tennessee have been selected to participate in the Improving Diversion Polices and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative. Read More

"Four Tribes to Create Juvenile Diversion Programs"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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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