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California Approves Juvenile Competence Law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill, influenced by several MacArthur grantees, that establishes developmental immaturity as a factor in determining whether a juvenile is competent to participate in court proceedings. Read More

New State Law in Nigeria Improves Legal Rights for Suspects

A new law adopted last month by the Anambra State government in Nigeria includes reforms of the criminal justice system recommended by MacArthur grantee the Legal Defense and Assistance Project. Read More

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Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative. Read More

Research Documents Human Toll of Violence in Central African Republic

Researchers based at the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley have systematically canvassed nearly 2,000 households in the Central African Republic, carefully documenting violence in the country. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More

Media Collaboration Highlights International Justice

MacArthur grantees Link TV and Skylight Pictures collaborated on a new media initiative designed to educate the public about the International Criminal Court and challenges in international justice. Read More