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MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.
MacArthur supports reform in 32 states and a national movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions.
Seeking to expand the base of knowledge about juvenile crime and delinquency; to improve decision making in the current system; and to prepare the way for the next generation of reform.
Young adulthood is an overlooked era. Yet ages 18 to 30 is a time of profound change. This research network studies this developmental period, shedding light on what it means to become an adult in America.
Exploring the nature and extent of young people's use of digital communications tools, social media and the Internet, and how those tools influences their engagement with participatory politics
Seeking to identify scientifically validated mental health treatments for children and adolescents and develop strategies to bring appropriate, effective, and efficient care to young people with mental illness
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