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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.

"Detention Centers Prepare for New State Standards"

From The Advocate
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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.

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 ...

7th Annual Models for Change National Conference

For complete details on the conference, view the Models for Change website.

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.
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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.

National Conference on State Legislatures (NCSL) 2012 Summit

At its 2012 Summit, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will convene Democrats, Republicans, and legislative staff from all 50 states to exchange ideas and shared learning on America’s toughest issues.

"Juvenile Prison Closures Praised"

From Pantagraph.com
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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 ...

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Laurie R. Garduque

Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Criminal Justice
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Patrick Griffin

Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator
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Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer