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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

7th Annual Models for Change National Conference

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

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. Read More

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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SAMHSA, MacArthur Collaborate to Improve How Juvenile Justice System Responds to Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration teamed with MacArthur for a $1 million effort to improve policies and programs geared toward the behavioral health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. Read More
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National Juvenile Defender Center, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

National Juvenile Defender Center, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works on multiple fronts to bring capable legal counsel to children in the nation's juvenile justice system. Read More

Models for Change National Working Conference

More information can be found on the Models for Change website. Read More
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Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation Provide $2 Million to Support Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention together offered $2 million in funding to support best practices in juvenile justice reform across the country. Read More

Juvenile Justice Guidebook for Legislators

Published by the National Conference of State Legislators, the guidebook addresses significant research, programs, and legislation concerning the most important juvenile justice issues of the day. Read More

Survey Shows Strong Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation

Findings from a 1,000 person national survey about adults’ attitudes on juvenile services showed strong support for a system realigned around rehabilitation. Read More

New Law Supports Least Restrictive Sentencing for Youth

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation mandating that juvenile court judges exhaust their least restrictive means of sentencing youth before committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Read More

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation