Juvenile Justice

MacArthur supports juvenile justice reform in 40 states primarily through its Models for Change initiative, which aims to accelerate a national juvenile justice reform 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. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Assessing Attitudes of Law Enforcement on Juvenile Justice

A survey of nearly 1,000 law enforcement leaders reveals a large gap between the role the law enforcement community believes it should have in the juvenile justice system and the role it actually plays. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform In Massachusetts, Washington

Massachusetts passed a bill to raise the age at which youth are tried as juveniles from 16 to 17. Read More

"A Court for Juveniles in N.Y."

The New York Times
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"End of Mandatory Life Sentences"

The New York Times
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"OP-ED: Celebrating the ‘My Kid Test’ and Patience in Chicago"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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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

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Laurie R. Garduque

Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Justice Reform
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
Portrait of Mary McClanahan

Mary McClanahan

Executive Secretary
Portrait of Stephen R. Stinson

Stephen R. Stinson

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Communications Officer