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A Competition to Address Mass Incarceration

Justice Reform Director Laurie Garduque describes the Foundation's shift in focus of its justice reform grantmaking from the juvenile to the adult system, and the development of the Safety and Justice Challenge.

"Less Than Life"

Injustice Watch
Related Grantee: Juvenile Law Center

"Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16"

The New York Times
Kentucky Rules that Death Sentences for People Under 21 Are Unconstitutional thumbnail

Kentucky Rules that Death Sentences for People Under 21 Are Unconstitutional

A Kentucky circuit court judge ruled that death sentences for 18-, 19-, or 20-year-olds are cruel and unusual punishment.
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How to Keep Kids Who Misbehave Out of the Justice System

A report takes a close look at "status offenses," behaviors that are only illegal because of a person's status as a minor, such as truancy, running away, or violating curfew.
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North Carolina ‘Raises the Age’

North Carolina is the final U.S. state to raise the age of teens who will be tried in juvenile court.
Evaluations of the Models for Change Initiative and the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems thumbnail

Evaluations of the Models for Change Initiative and the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems

This evaluation reveals insight on two initiatives that influenced juvenile justice policies and outcomes for youth and public safety throughout the country.
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Juvenile Justice Reform Takes Hold in New York

New York State has approved juvenile justice reforms that will keep thousands of teenagers out of adult courts and adult correctional facilities.

"You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much."

The New York Times
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Illinois Bans Indiscriminate Shackling of Juveniles in Court

Juvenile justice advocates argue that the use of ankle, wrist, and other restraints in courtrooms deprives young people of a fair trial by creating bias, while traumatizing them and their families.

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, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
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