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The New Digital Divide: Media Literacy

The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Read More

Contest Examines What It Means to Grow Up Digital

Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ... Read More

Report Examines Strategies to Reduce Overrepresentation of Minorities in Juvenile Justice System

Youth of color make up one-third of all youth in America, but two-thirds of youth in juvenile detention facilities. African-American, Latino, and other youth of color are more likely to be locked up than white youth ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the luncheon for the Juvenile Justice Initiative - Models For Change Launch in Illinois

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton marks the launch of Models for Change in Illinois, one of the initiative's four core states working to harness and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Selects Illinois as "Model" State for National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative

MacArthur selected Illinois as one of four states to participate in its national initiative to accelerate promising models for juvenile justice system reform. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards $50,000 to C.A.S.A. of Cook County

MacArthur announced a grant of $50,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County (C.A.S.A.) in recognition of its commitment to the Chicago community. Read More

Juvenile Justice: New Models for Reform

President's Message: A new century for juvenile justice The United States’ juvenile justice system was founded a century ago with the enlightened goal of providing individualized treatment and services to children in trouble. But in ... Read More

MacArthur Selects Pennsylvania as "Model" State for Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur has selected Pennsylvania as one of four states to participate in Models for Change, a national initiative to accelerate promising models for juvenile justice system reform. Read More

Keynote Address by Jonathan Fanton at the UNA-USA Model UN Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges efforts to better the United Nations and calls on the audience to support its attempts to prevent human suffering. Read More

Commentary: Illinois a National Leader in Juvenile Justice Reforms

In this second century of juvenile justice, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Illinois' leadership role in demanding justice, fairness and accountability in the treatment of young people in trouble with the law. Read More