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Landmark Developments in Juvenile Justice Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder must be applied retroactively, granting hundreds of men and women a new sentencing or parole hearing. Read More

Closing Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Models for Change Conference

Remarks below as prepared for delivery at the Models for Change Tenth Annual Working Conference on December 15, 2015. Thank you for the opportunity to bring this conference – indeed, an era – to a close. Yesterday I ... Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Takes Root Across States

Every state has implemented developmentally-appropriate juvenile justice reform over the last 15 years, according to a report supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative. Read More
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Report Examines How Youth Use New Media for Civic Engagement

The report explores how civic youth use Facebook, Twitter, and other online platforms to help address issues that matter in their communities and the world. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Trends Across the U.S.

In recent years, U.S. juvenile justice legislation has significantly shifted in favor of broad system reforms that reflect the latest adolescent development research distinguishing juveniles from adults. Read More
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MacArthur Spins Off Digital Media & Learning Work with $25 Million Seed Investment

MacArthur today announced the launch of Collective Shift, a new nonprofit whose mission is to redesign social systems for the connected age. Read More
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The Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

A report reviews the broad implications of Miller v. Alabama, in which the Supreme Court held that mandatory sentences of life without parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Read More
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Momentum Builds to Stop Juvenile Shackling

Twenty-one states – five this year alone – have reformed their approach to shackling juveniles in court through statute, court action, or policy changes. Read More