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Bryan Stevenson on Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 17, 2010, that juveniles may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a non-homicide. Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice ... Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More

States Rethink “Adult Time for Adult Crime”

This story examines how states are beginning to reconsider policies that treat youth offenders as adults and quotes Temple University professor Laurence Steinberg. Read More

Florida Adopts New Procedures for Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the state’s juvenile procedures, making them consistent with the principles underlying the Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

Report Finds No Benefit to Sending Juvenile Offenders to Expensive Institutional Placements

As many states face budget shortfalls, a new report on youth convicted of serious offenses finds that stays in expensive institutional placements produced no measurable results. Read More

Research Network Findings on Juveniles Cited in Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases from Florida that ask whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

The Young & the Reckless

The Supreme Court should ban life sentences for juvenile offenders, according to Laurence Steinberg, Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice, and network member Elizabeth Scott. Read More

Alternatives to Incarceration Could Help States Save Money

The Justice Policy Institute, a participant in the Foundation's Models for Change juvenile justice initiative, recently released two reports highlighting the economic benefits of alternatives to incarceration. Read More

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
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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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