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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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
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More

"Reflections on Roper"

The Marshall Project
Related Grantee: Marshall Project
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John Howard Association of Illinois, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, John Howard Association of Illinois is conducting independent oversight to ensure humane and fair treatment of the incarcerated in Illinois. Watch
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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

A report identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system reform, and recommends an implementation plan for the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention ... Read More
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Creating a Developmentally-Appropriate Juvenile Justice System

A report from MacArthur’s Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice initiative reviews progress made toward reforming the juvenile justice system to be more responsive to adolescent development, and recommends further change to continue ... Read More

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
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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