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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"Youth Crime Not an Issue for Politics"

The Buffalo News
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Aiding Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System

Youth in the juvenile justice system experience mental health disorders at a rate three times higher than that of the general youth population, according to a white paper from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative ... Read More

"Collaboration Seeks to Divert Kids from Juvenile Justice System"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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"Wiser Justice for Juveniles"

The Times-Union
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SAMHSA, MacArthur Renew Commitment to Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and MacArthur are collaborating on an effort targeting the behavioral health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Read More

VIDEO via @JJIEnews: Giving Kids a Choice: Interview with prosecutor Adam Foss on #juvenilejustice reform http://t.co/4dWE3xR2F9

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