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Fiscal Architecture of Juvenile Justice System Is Detrmental to Youth

It is sometimes less expensive for local governments to send juvenile offenders to state institutions than it is for communities to develop services to treat youth close to home, according to a report by the Justice ... Read More

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

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education. Read More

ENewsletter: Juvenile Justice Reform

Early this month the Supreme Court, in deciding Roper v. Simmons, put an end the to use of the death penalty for people who were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes ... Read More

Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ... Read More