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Fewer Juveniles Sent to Adult Prison

States are changing a variety of laws to keep young offenders away from adult prison, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice.

States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts

The New York Times cites research by MacArthur grantee the Vera Institute for Justice and identifies an emerging consensus that youth offenders are often mishandled by adult court systems.

Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions

This post describes a recent study by Laurence Steinberg that found teenage peer pressure has a distinct effect on brain signals involving risk and reward.

Realigning Illinois Fiscal Priorities in Juvenile Justice

"Research shows that treating youth in the community is the best medicine for youth crime," writes Elizabeth Clarke, President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative, a grantee of MacArthur's Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative.

True Stories: Young People in the Juvenile Justice System

Pursuing Justice, a monthly podcast of the Juvenile Law Center, features true stories and conversations on issues facing young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

California Approves Juvenile Competence Law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill, influenced by several MacArthur grantees, that establishes developmental immaturity as a factor in determining whether a juvenile is competent to participate in court proceedings.

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Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

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
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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer