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Survey Shows Strong Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation

Findings from a 1,000 person national survey about adults’ attitudes on juvenile services showed strong support for a system realigned around rehabilitation. Read More

"Bang for the Buck: September 2011"

From the National Conference of State Legislatures
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Mexican Court Requires Civilian Trials for Human Rights Violations by Military

Influenced by MacArthur grantees like the Comision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that members of the military accused of human rights violations be tried in civilian courts. Read More

New Law Supports Least Restrictive Sentencing for Youth

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation mandating that juvenile court judges exhaust their least restrictive means of sentencing youth before committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Read More

Law and Neuroscience Network Expands at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More

Benetech Helps Establish “Forced Disappearance” as a Crime in Guatemala

Using statistical analysis of evidence from the Guatemalan National Police Archives, MacArthur grantee Benetech helped convict and sentence two policemen for the disappearance of a prominent union leader. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Receive 2011 Emmy Nominations

ProPublica, Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS FRONTLINE, and POV — all MacArthur grantees — received a combined 30 Emmy nominations in 2011. Read More

ASILEGAL Helps Man Go Free After 12 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero in 1999 for murder, Pedro Gatica became a victim of excessive and unwarranted delays in Mexico's criminal proceedings. Read More

Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Encouraging Local Treatment for Juveniles

By large margins, the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation directing juvenile court judges to consider whether treatment in a youth's community would be a better option than sentencing the youth to a juvenile prison. Read More