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Chronicling the Experience of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

A video from the Washington Office on Latin America demonstrates the plight of Mexican children who migrate alone to the United States in an attempt to escape violence. Read More
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SAMHSA, MacArthur Launch Program to Improve Response to Youth with Behavioral Needs

Up to four states will be selected to participate in this opportunity to improve policies and practices for these youth – an opportunity proven very successful for the 12 previous Policy Academy participants. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration requirement for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Read More
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Massachusetts’ Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Recidivism

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative explores efforts in Massachusetts to establish an evidence-based approach to policymaking to decrease criminal justice spending, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Read More
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Assessing the Cost of Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs, according to a new report. Read More
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Many Unauthorized Immigrants Eligible for Permanent Status

A report by the Center for Migration Studies of New York indicates that a significant percentage of undocumented immigrants in the United States may be eligible for permanent status. Read More
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National LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients Selected

Fourteen schools across the United States have won LRNG Innovation Challenge grants from the National Writing Project to spur innovation in the classroom. Read More
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Learning Labs Becoming Innovation Spaces for Teens

A report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services details the growing impact that learning labs in libraries and museums across the country are having on teen learning. Read More
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Stevens Initiative to Support Educational Exchanges Between United States and Middle East

The initiative will equip young people with the language, digital literacy, critical thinking, and cross-cultural communication skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy. Read More
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Assessing Interventions in Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

A report from John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies effective interventions to improve young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Read More
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Youth Perspective on Being Tried as Adults

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More
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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety, and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

MacArthur and several Chicago partners brought together Microsoft Researcher danah boyd and Hive Chicago Learning Network Director Sam Dyson for a discussion on how social media is affecting teens’ lives. Read More
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Group to Explore Justice and the Adolescent Brain

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior has convened a juvenile justice working group to explore the intersection of juvenile justice and the adolescent brain. Read More
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Texas Juvenile Justice Reform Laws Successful

New data from the Texas Office of Court Administration reveals that two state laws passed in 2013 have fueled an 83 percent decline in the number of schoolchildren prosecuted in adult court for minor infractions. Read More