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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Juvenile Justice Reform Advances in Illinois

Helping to realize a goal of the Foundation's Models for Change initiative to "right-size" the juvenile justice system, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds charged ... Read More

"Making A Comeback For Kids"

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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

"Youth Incarcerations Drop 50 Percent in State"

From the Connecticut Post
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"Wisconsin a Top 9 State in Reducing Youth Incarceration"

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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"Ohio Praised for Fewer Youth Incarcerations"

From The Columbus Dispatch
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Nine States Leading the Nation in Juvenile Justice Reform

The number of youth confined in state and county facilities has declined dramatically in nine states that are leading the nation on juvenile justice reforms. Read More

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Justice Reform
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Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
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Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
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Mary McClanahan

Executive Secretary
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Stephen R. Stinson

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer