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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"Minor School Infractions"

The New York Times
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Why Juvenile Justice Matters to Counties

Briefs from the National Association of Counties assert the critical importance of juvenile justice reform to protecting communities, improving opportunity for youth, and reducing costs for counties. Read More

"Why Do We Need to Do This Work?"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Related Grantee: Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps
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VIDEO: 15 to Life: Does sentencing teens to life without parole serve society well? http://t.co/8JKdcksdKm via @PBS

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Law Enforcement Leaders Key to Juvenile Justice Reform

Law enforcement leaders possess strong but untapped potential to improve their agencies’ response to juvenile justice, according to a report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Read More


Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

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

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs