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How to Keep Kids Who Misbehave Out of the Justice System

A report takes a close look at "status offenses," behaviors that are only illegal because of a person's status as a minor, such as truancy, running away, or violating curfew. Read More

"Rural America’s Jail Dilemma"

The Crime Report
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Jail Growth Highest in Rural America

The nation’s highest jail incarceration rates are in America’s rural counties, according to a report by the Vera Institute of Justice, supported by MacArthur's Safety and Justice Challenge. Read More

"Let’s Go to Prison!"

The Marshall Project
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"Number of Women in Jail Increasing, Report Finds"

Philanthropy News Digest
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"America’s ‘Forgotten Inmates’"

The Crime Report
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Report Finds Fast Growth of Women in Jails

The report shows that the number of women in jail in the United States has grown 14-fold since 1970 and continues to rise, even as the number of men in jail has begun to decline. Read More

"Overlooked: Women in Jail"

Vera Institute of Justice
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"A Home After Prison"

The New York Times
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"How to Shrink a Jail"

Next City
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"What It's Like To Go Back To Rikers"

The Huffington Post
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"A Jail Without Bars"

Washington Post
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"A Judge Embraces Diversion"

The Atlantic
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"Jailed for Being Homeless"

The Week
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"'The Human Toll of Jail' Project Launches"

Philanthropy New York
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The Human Toll of Jails

A project by the Vera Institute of Justice supported by MacArthur’s Safety and Justice Challenge tells the story of real people affected by America’s excessive and inappropriate use of jails. Read More

"Putting Fewer Innocents Behind Bars"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Who Is in Jail, and Who Should Be?"

The New York Times
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Assessing the Costs of Jails

A report from the Vera Institute of Justice shows that hidden costs make jails far more expensive than previously understood. Read More

"What Should Be the Purpose of Prison?"

The New York Times
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"Stop Placing the Mentally Ill in Jails"

The New York Times
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"A National Cry for Criminal Justice Reform"

The Washington Post
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"Forsyth County Defies National Jail Trend"

Winston-Salem Journal
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Assessing Jail Use in America

There are more than 3,000 jails in the United States, holding 731,000 people on any given day – more than the population of Detroit and nearly as many people as live in San Francisco. Read More
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MacArthur Launches $75M Initiative to Reduce America's Use of Jails

The Safety and Justice Challenge will support cities and counties across the country seeking to create fairer, more effective local justice systems that improve public safety, save taxpayer money, and lead to better social outcomes. Read More

"Kids and Jails, a Bad Combination"

The New York Times
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"Center Aims to Keep Status Offenders Out of Courts"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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"Center Aims to Keep Status Offenders Out of Courts"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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Report Stresses Assistance Over Prosecution for “Status Offending” Youth

A report from the Vera Institute of Justice stresses that responding to “status offenses” in court can lead to deeper juvenile justice system involvement, including detention or placement in a residential facility – outcomes that are out ... Read More

"OP-ED: Improving the Court’s Response to Status Offenders"

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"Getting Adults on Board for Alternatives to Locking Up Kids"

The Center for Public Integrity Read More
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MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth

Building on its nearly 20-year, $150 million investment in supporting juvenile justice reform, MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $15 million to the field, in part to establish the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. Read More
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Measuring the Success of Social Service Organizations

The guide, Measuring Success, supported by MacArthur through its Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative, outlines the major steps in conducting an outcome evaluation. Read More

States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts

The New York Times cites research by MacArthur grantee the Vera Institute for Justice and identifies an emerging consensus that youth offenders are often mishandled by adult court systems. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Models for Change Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how the Foundation's Models for Change initiative offers a smart, effective, enlightened approach to dealing with youthful offenders. Read More