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The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More

Illinois Bill Limits Long-Term Access to Information on Juvenile Sex Offenders

MacArthur grantee the Juvenile Justice Initiative helped forge an alliance between Illinois prosecutors and public defenders to pass a bill – over the objections of Governor Rod Blagojevich – that limits long-term access to information about juvenile sex ... Read More

An Assessment of Access to Counsel & Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings

This report by the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University's Blum Legal Clinic and the National Juvenile Defender Center provides an overview of young people's access to counsel and the quality of ... Read More

Fact Sheet: About the Law & Neuroscience Project

What is The Law and Neuroscience Project? The Law and Neuroscience Project is the first systematic effort to bring together the worlds of law and science on questions of how courts should deal with recent breakthroughs ... Read More

New $10 Million MacArthur Project Integrates Law and Neuroscience

MacArthur is bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, legal scholars, jurists, and philosophers from across the country to help integrate new developments in neuroscience into the U.S. legal system. Read More

Announcement of Law and Neuroscience Project by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation’s investment of $10 million to establish the Law and Neuroscience Project. Read More

Drop in Number of Illinois Youth Sent to Prison

Chicago’s Cook County juvenile court sent nearly 400 fewer youths to state prisons between 1997 and 2004 because they were referred instead to community-based support services, according to a new report by the Annie E ... Read More

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: International Justice

In a letter to the New York Times editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the United Nations Security Council should take the lead in enforcing arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court. Read More

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

Governors Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania, and Chris Gregoire of Washington discuss the success of juvenile justice system reform in their states in the context of ... Read More

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

The governors of four states examine the progress, challenges, and promising developments in the effort to reform juvenile justice. Read More