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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

Grantees Help Deliver Justice in Chechnya

On July 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on three cases brought against Russia by five Chechens, represented by MacArthur grantees the London-based European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) and the Russian NGO, Memorial ... Read More

New Guidelines Mandated to Ensure Balanced Juvenile Justice System in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare issued new guidelines to counties last month directing them to conduct self-assessments based on policy statements and tools developed under MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. The ... Read More

MacArthur Action Networks to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Mental Health in Juvenile Justice

MacArthur, which is investing $100 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, is enlisting more states in its growing effort. Read More

Trial of Charles Taylor

The trial of Charles Taylor, the former dictator of Liberia, began recently under the auspices of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was indicted in 2003, but received safe haven in Nigeria until ... Read More

Six Counties Selected for Juvenile Justice Reform Funding Under $10 Million MacArthur Initiative

Governor Chris Gregoire announced that six counties will receive funding and technical support to improve juvenile justice systems as part of MacArthur's Models for Change initiative. Read More

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: Nigeria on a Path to Genuine Democracy

In a letter to the Chicago Tribune editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges the flaws in recent Nigerian elections but argues that the country's president, Olusegun Obasango, has put it on the path to stability. Read More

"Announcement of Insyde’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton recognizes Insyde's efforts to find productive ways for Mexican police to meet the challenge of rising crime while still respecting human rights and maintaining public trust. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Mexico: Report on Activities

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1991.  Today, MacArthur provides approximately $6 million in grants each year to address ... Read More