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2010 Champions for Change

The Champions for Change recognizes one Models for Change leader or partner from each of the four core Models for Change states (Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Washington) and each of the Models for Change Action Networks (Disproportionate Minority Contact, Juvenile Indigent Defense, Mental Health/Juvenile Justice) for outstanding work that exemplifies what practice in “reformed” systems represents.

The third-annual Champions for Change awards were presented at the Models for Change national conference held in Washington, D.C. from December 6-7.

Award Recipients (click for more information)

Models for Change is an effort to create successful and replicable models of juvenile justice reform, through targeted investments in key states, with core support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Models for Change seeks to accelerate progress toward a more effective, fair, and developmentally sound juvenile justice system that holds young people accountable for their actions, provides for their rehabilitation, protects them from harm, increases their life chances, and manages the risk they pose to themselves and to the public.

The initiative is underway in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Washington and, through action networks focusing on key issues, in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Photos from David Kindler. To see more photos from the Models for Change Conference, visit D.T.Kindler Photography.

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