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 Guidebook for Legislators

Published by the National Conference of State Legislators, the guidebook addresses significant research, programs, and legislation concerning the most important juvenile justice issues of the day. Read More

Q &A;: H. Ted Rubin

From Youth Today Read More

Survey Shows Strong Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation

Findings from a 1,000 person national survey about adults’ attitudes on juvenile services showed strong support for a system realigned around rehabilitation. Read More

Peace Project reaches out to troubled youths

From the Peoria Journal-Star Read More

New Law Supports Least Restrictive Sentencing for Youth

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation mandating that juvenile court judges exhaust their least restrictive means of sentencing youth before committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Read More

Texas’s Progress on Juvenile Justice

From the New York Times Read More

A Different Kind of Jury Duty

From Peoria Magazines Read More

Peer Jury

From WEEK News Read More

Save Truant Youth Before They Get to Court

From the Seattle Times Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Laurie R. Garduque

Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer