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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"Texas Law Decriminalizes School Truancy"

The New York Times
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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.
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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.

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Criminal Justice
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Patrick Griffin

Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice
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Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator
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Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer