News in “Juvenile Justice”

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U.S. Supreme Court to Address Juvenile Life Sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted two cases from Florida that address whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Both petitions ... Read More
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Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center, which seeks to build a more fair and just juvenile justice system, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008. Read More

"Changing model for juvenile justice"

From the Tri-City Herald
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Paul Joseph Frick on Juvenile Justice Reform

Paul Joseph Frick from the University of New Orleans talks about the role of data collection and analysis in reform efforts. Frick was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by ... Read More
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Patricia Puritz Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform

Patricia Puritz of the National Juvenile Defender Center speaks about juvenile indigent defense and a new network to address shortcomings. The Center coordinates the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network, part of the MacArthur Foundation's Models ... Read More
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James Anderson Discusses Judges' Role in Juvenile Justice Reform

James E. Anderson from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission talks about the role of judges in shaping policy and outcomes in Pennsylvania. Anderson was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award ... Read More
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Jacqueline van Wormer on Juvenile Justice Reform

Jacqueline (Jackie) van Wormer of Benton and Franklin Counties (WA) Superior Court on creating local partnerships for juvenile justice reform. Van Wormer was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by ... Read More
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Charles Ogletree Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform

Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School discusses the opportunities with a new administration for Federal/State/Local partnerships to reform juvenile justice. Ogletree spoke at the Models for Change Working Conference, which brought together delegations of ... Read More
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Elizabeth Clarke Discusses Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois

Elizabeth (Betsy) Clarke of the Juvenile Justice Initiative discusses reform efforts in Illinois and the process of informing legislative action. Clarke was one of four inaugural recipients of the Champions for Change award, presented by the ... Read More
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Robert Schwartz Discusses Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania

Robert Schwartz, of Pennsylvanias Juvenile Law Center, discusses the challenges facing efforts in the state to reform the juvenile justice system. The MacArthur Foundation funds the Center through its Models for Change initiative, and the Center ... Read More

Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More
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Edward Glaeser on the Future of American Cities

In a roundtable interview with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton, Harvard University's Edward Glaeser discusses the future of American cities. Read More

Improving Legal Representation for Indigent Youth

The Models for Change Network adds four states, which will receive funding to strengthen and enhance juvenile indigent defense systems. Read More
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Justice Bobbe Bridge on Juvenile Justice Reform in Washington State

The Hon. Bobbe J. Bridge, President & CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice in Seattle, discusses juvenile justice reform in Washington state. The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funds the Center as part of ... Read More


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Valerie Chang

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