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"The Promise of Juvenile Court"

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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"Can Teen Brain Development Help Explain Juvenile Crime?"

From Minnesota Public Radio
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Report Highlights Progress in Juvenile Justice Reforms

Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform summarizes reforms made during this period by 47 states and the District of Columbia in 24 different policy areas. Read More
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The Effects of Incarceration of Youth on Family Members

MacArthur-supported Campaign for Youth Justice has compiled stories from many family members of incarcerated youth. Read More

California Supreme Court Prohibits Lengthy Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Non-Homicide Crimes

The California Supreme Court ruled in People v. Caballero that a term of years sentence that is tantamount to life for a juvenile in a non-homicide is unconstitutional. In the case, the Court held that the ... Read More

Robert Schwartz Discusses Trends in Juvenile Justice

Robert Schwartz, of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Law Center, discusses the legal trend in juvenile justice from punishment to rehabilitation. Read More
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State Legislative Trends in Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report explores trends in juvenile justice state legislation and finds that research on adolescent development has contributed to an increasing number of policies that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. Read More

"Juvenile Prison Closures Praised"

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Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... Read More

Bringing Culture-Specific Juvenile Justice Programs to Tribal Communities

Juvenile justice advocates at the University of Washington, part of MacArthur’s Models for Change initiative, will use a “cultural enhancement” model to bring evidence-based practices to Native American communities. Read More


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Patrick Griffin

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