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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"The Promise of Juvenile Court"

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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"Can Teen Brain Development Help Explain Juvenile Crime?"

From Minnesota Public Radio
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Report Highlights Progress in Juvenile Justice Reforms

Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform summarizes reforms made during this period by 47 states and the District of Columbia in 24 different policy areas. Read More
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The Effects of Incarceration of Youth on Family Members

MacArthur-supported Campaign for Youth Justice has compiled stories from many family members of incarcerated youth. Read More

California Supreme Court Prohibits Lengthy Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Non-Homicide Crimes

The California Supreme Court ruled in People v. Caballero that a term of years sentence that is tantamount to life for a juvenile in a non-homicide is unconstitutional. In the case, the Court held that the ... Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

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