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Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More
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Intensive Tutoring Proves Effective for Chicago Youth

Participants in Match Education, an intensive tutoring and mentoring program for low-income Chicago youth, performed substantially better on tests and failed less frequently in multiple academic areas, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab Read More
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Supporting Innovation in Reducing Youth Violence

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Get In Chicago announced a design competition to support programs aimed at reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More
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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

A report identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system reform, and recommends an implementation plan for the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention ... Read More
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Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Juvenile Justice System

A report from MacArthur’s Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice initiative reviews progress made toward reforming the juvenile justice system to be more responsive to adolescent development, and recommends further change to continue ... Read More
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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