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Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois

Prepared for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative by Elizabeth Kooy. The preparation of this document was supported by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. View the Models for Change website Read More

Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts Better for Children, Safer for Communities, According to Study

The 2005 repeal of a state law that once forced children accused of drug offenses into adult criminal courts has not compromised public safety and, instead, has provided hundreds of Illinois youth a greater opportunity to ... Read More
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Joseph Cocozza on Juvenile Justice

Joseph Cocozza, The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, on improving mental health services for youthful offenders. Watch
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Mark Soler on Juvenile Justice

Mark Soler, Center for Children's Law & Policy, on reducing disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the juvenile justice system.

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Alex Piquero on Juvenile Justice

Alex Piquero, University of Florida, on research about the public's willingness to pay for the rehabilitation of youthful offenders.

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17 Innovative Projects Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition

Selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications, the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC announced awards of up to $238,000 for 17 projects that are expected to produce promising innovations in the use of digital ... Read More
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Angela Arboleda of National Council of La Raza

Angela Arboleda, National Council of La Raza, on the disproportionate number of Latinos in the juvenile justice system.

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New MacArthur Action Network to Address Legal Representation for Indigent Juveniles

MacArthur Foundation announced the creation of a new national action network. Read More

New International Journal of Learning and Media to be Published by Monterey Institute of Technology & MIT Press

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from MacArthur to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal. Read More