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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Momentum Builds to Stop Juvenile Shackling

Twenty-one states – five this year alone – have reformed their approach to shackling juveniles in court through statute, court action, or policy changes. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation to end automatic transfers to adult court for youth charged with certain serious crimes, ensuring their cases will be heard before a juvenile court judge. Read More

"Juvenile Law Center Looks Back on 40 Years of Achievement"

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Related Grantee: Juvenile Law Center
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"The New Science of Sentencing"

The Marshall Project
Related Grantee: Marshall Project
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Alternatives to Arrest for Young People

An issue brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of how law enforcement agencies can divert youth accused of minor offenses from arrest when appropriate. 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

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation