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Juvenile Justice Reform In Massachusetts, Washington

Massachusetts passed a bill to raise the age at which youth are tried as juveniles from 16 to 17. Read More
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MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth

Building on its nearly 20-year, $150 million investment in supporting juvenile justice reform, MacArthur announced an additional commitment of $15 million to the field, in part to establish the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Advances in Illinois

Helping to realize a goal of the Foundation's Models for Change initiative to "right-size" the juvenile justice system, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds charged ... Read More
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Measuring the Success of Social Service Organizations

The guide, Measuring Success, supported by MacArthur through its Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative, outlines the major steps in conducting an outcome evaluation. Read More
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Nine States Leading the Nation in Juvenile Justice Reform

The number of youth confined in state and county facilities has declined dramatically in nine states that are leading the nation on juvenile justice reforms. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Victories in Georgia

With assistance from the Foundation-supported National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems, Georgia recently saw significant juvenile justice reforms. Read More
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Partnership Supports Juvenile Justice Reform in Pennsylvania

The report profiles the partnership between Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice and Dilinquency Prevention Committee and MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

8th Annual Models for Change National Conference

The Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice Annual Conference focuses on efforts to reform the nation’s juvenile justice system. Read More
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Assessing Juvenile Justice Progress in Illinois

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois (JHA), a non-partisan prison watchdog group, states that the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is making strides toward research-driven reforms, but that significant progress is yet to ... Read More
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Examining the Cost of a Youthful Mistake

"Mistakes Kids Make" is a storytelling project that advocates for juvenile justice reform that veers toward rehabilitation for young offenders and away from a punitive, unforgiving, and outdated system. Read More
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Lessons Learned in Juvenile Justice Reform

A series of research briefs aggregates key learnings emerging from MacArthur’s multi-state juvenile justice initiative. Read More
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National Juvenile Defense Standards Published

The National Juvenile Defender Center has published the National Juvenile Defense Standards, which provide a comprehensive summary of the role and complex duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system. Read More
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Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University

Making the justice system fair for children and families For 20 years, the Center has fought for and stood with children in conflict with the law. With a dual focus on zealous individual advocacy and systemic ... Read More
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NRC Report on Juvenile Justice Cites MacArthur

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development. Read More
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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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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
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Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
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Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation