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Site explores the diversity of the youth population and approaches to monitoring racial and ethnic fairness in a comparable way across states and at the local level. It also highlights transparency in the state reporting and recent trends in the resource allocation.


Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. We provide research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally-appropriate.

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History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System
7/9/2015, The New York Times
By Timothy Williams
New Article Examines Successful Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Three Models for Change States
7/8/2015, Elsevier
By Sarah Cusworth Walker Ph.D, Brian Bumbarger M.Ed., and Stephen Phillippi Jr. Ph.D.

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Models for Change is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.