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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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
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Juvenile Justice Reform Victories in Georgia

With assistance from the Foundation-supported National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems, Georgia recently saw significant juvenile justice reforms. Read More

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
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Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
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Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation