Juvenile Justice

MacArthur supports juvenile justice reform in 35 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

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Considering Ethics and Neuroscience in the Justice System

The report addresses the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system and cites 16 works by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. will end the routine shackling of juvenile defendants during court appearances, according to an agreement among political leaders and judges in the city’s federally run court systems. Read More
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States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

New York, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been selected to participate in Improving Diversion Polices and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative. Read More

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. 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, Public Affairs