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Presidential Proclamation -- National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2015
10/1/2015, The White House
By Staff
NATIONAL YOUTH JUSTICE AWARENESS MONTH, 2015 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION All our Nation's children deserve the chance to fulfill…
MacArthur Announces 20 Jurisdictions to Receive Funding to Reduce Jail Use
5/26/2015, MacArthur Foundation
By Staff
After a highly competitive selection process that drew applications from nearly 200 jurisdictions in 45 states and territories, MacArthur announced it is awarding 20 jurisdictions $150,000 grants…
States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
3/31/2015, SAMHSA/MacArthur Foundation
By Press Release
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and MacArthur announce that New York, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been selected to participate in Improving…
Rauner's juvenile justice team vows retooling to keep kids out of jail
3/20/2015, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner joined the Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), Candice Jones, at an event to unveil the Department’s operational plan to reduce…
Cook County Juvenile Justice System Leaders Pledge Support for Rehabilitation Over Incarceration
2/19/2015
CHICAGO – An unprecedented partnership of community groups and government leaders today announced their commitment to a set of principles to improve the Cook County juvenile justice system with…
MacArthur Launches $75M Initiative to Reduce America's Use of Jails
2/11/2015, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
By Press Release
MacArthur today announced an initial five-year, $75 million investment that seeks to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. The Safety and Justice…
SAMHSA, MacArthur Launch Program to Improve Response to Youth with Behavioral Needs
1/22/2015, SAMHSA/MacArthur Foundation
By Press Release
Continuing their successful collaboration to accelerate reform of juvenile justice system responses to youth with behavioral health needs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…
Judge Timberlake Honored as Champion for Change
12/15/2014, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
By Press Release
Judge George W. Timberlake, Chair of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Honored as Champion for Change Timberlake’s Leadership Recognized at National Conference of MacArthur-supported…
Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
11/13/2014, Juvenile Law Center
By Riya Saha Shah, Esq. and Lauren A. Fine, Esq.
New Study Reveals Majority of U.S. States Fail to Protect Juvenile Records Widespread access to records create barriers to education, employment, success (Philadelphia, PA) – According to a…
Office of Justice Programs, MacArthur Foundation Renew Partnership With $2 Million Commitment to Advance Juvenile Justice Reform
9/23/2014, Office of Justice Programs
By Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of Justice Programs WASHINGTON– In a renewed private-public partnership, the Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency…
Center for Children’s Law and Policy Launches Expands Project to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
9/23/2014, CCLP
By Tiana Davis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC – The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) begins a nationwide search for two local jurisdictions to engage in a newly expanded effort to…
New Opportunity for Jurisdictions Seeking to Improve Outcomes for Dual Status Youth
9/23/2014, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
By Sorrel Dilanian
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, is pleased to announce a new Dual Status Youth…
Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems
9/23/2014, Collaborative for Change/National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
By Ashley Degnan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new effort to create sustainable mental health training capacity within state and local juvenile justice systems will offer up to six sites an opportunity to be trained in…
Risk Assessment and Behavioral health Screening (RABS) Project
9/23/2014, The National Youth Screening & Assessment Project
By Dr. Gina Vincent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two probation offices in each of two states will be selected to receive funding for a coordinator, get free training and technical assistance, and provided financial…
IACP Releases National Summit Report: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform - Actionable Recommendations for Practice and Policy
7/31/2014, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA – On July 31, 2014, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released the report of the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, which…
CSG Justice Center Provides Roadmap for State and Local Governments to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Juvenile Justice System
7/28/2014, Council for State Governments
By Michael Clark
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, along with the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), released two publications explaining what state and local governments can do to improve…
States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
6/20/2014, Press Release
By Staff
Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative: State Selection Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the John D. and…
New Website Monitors Juvenile Justice
5/28/2014, Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics
By Hunter Hurst
Advocates, Practitioners and Policy Makers Will Gain New National/Historical Perspective A new website is introducing powerful tools to help policy makers, advocates, researchers and the media to…
Illinois Agrees to Provide Attorneys to Defend Children Returned to Prison for Alleged Parole Violations
5/19/2014, Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center
CHICAGO – Illinois officials have agreed to major reforms aimed at protecting children in the state’s parole system. These reforms will resolve a class action lawsuit that alleged due…
New report examines impact of "direct file" statute on youth, public safety
5/19/2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
Reforms Needed to Improve Youth Outcomes in DC (Washington, DC) In 2012, youth in the District of Columbia spent more than 10,000 days - the equivalent of 27 years - in adult jail under a statute…
New Illinois Research Confirms 30-Year Trend of Poor Outcomes and Nearly Exclusive Impact on Minority Youth from Automatic Transfer to Adult Court
4/22/2014, Juvenile Justice Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Clarke 847-894-4206 New Research Confirms 30-Year Trend of Poor Outcomes and Nearly Exclusive Impact on Minority Youth from Automatic…
Illinois’ First Comprehensive Study of Youth Who Have Sexually Offended Finds They Are Highly Amenable to Treatment and Unlikely to Reoffend
3/25/2014, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
Recommendations: Illinois should implement evidence-informed policies for professionals who work with victims and youth offenders; provide individualized, community-based, family-focused treatments…
Governor Quinn Names Candice Jones as Director of Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
1/31/2014, Illinois Office of the Governor
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today appointed Candice Jones as the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ). Jones has most recently served as Associate Director of the…
SAMHSA, MacArthur Renew Commitment to Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
1/13/2014, MacArthur Foundation
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and MacArthur are collaborating on an effort targeting the behavioral health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice…
Illinois Youth Charged with Felonies at Age 17 to be Tried in Juvenile Court
12/19/2013, Juvenile Justice Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nora Collins-Mandeville (224) 234.6633 ILLINOIS YOUTH CHARGED WITH FELONIES AT AGE 17 TO BE TRIED IN JUVENILE COURT Age Change Will…
Illinois Youth Charged with Felonies at Age 17 to be Tried in Juvenile Court
12/19/2013, Juvenile Justice Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nora Collins-Mandeville (224) 234.6633 ILLINOIS YOUTH CHARGED WITH FELONIES AT AGE 17 TO BE TRIED IN JUVENILE COURT Age Change Will…
Attorney General Eric Holder Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Second Chance Act
11/14/2013
For Immediate Release Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder today endorsed the reauthorization of the Second Chance Act, bipartisan…
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Director Arthur Bishop Issues Statement on Report Commissioned to Help Reduce and Prevent Sexual Victimization of Youth at Illinois Youth Centers
10/23/2013, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ)’s Director Arthur Bishop today issued a statement on a report commissioned by IDJJ, conducted by Kinsale Management…
Illinois Governor Quinn Pioneers Innovative Approach to Fund New Opportunities for At-Risk Youth
9/30/2013, Illinois Office of the Governor
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the next step in developing a cutting-edge partnership between Illinois, community organizations and private investors to provide better…
New TVW Documentary Chronicles Pardoned Youth Starcia Ague
9/5/2013
TVW will aired a special episode of its ongoing civics education series, Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens, about a juvenile offender who received a full and unconditional governor's pardon. The…
Illinois Lawyer Wins National Recognition As "Gutsy Youth Advocate" Of The Year
8/21/2013, National Juvenile Justice Network
(Washington, DC) -- Elizabeth “Betsy” Clarke, president of the Illinois-based Juvenile Justice Initiative, was recognized recently for her tenacious work on behalf of young people in…
MacArthur Expands Investment in Juvenile Justice Reform to $165 Million, Launches Resource Centers to Advance Reform and Improve Outcomes for Youth
8/14/2013
Resource Center Partnership seeks to continue the wave of juvenile justice reform in U.S. by helping practitioners, policymakers tackle issues central to improving outcomes for kids and…
Study: Chicago's One Summer Plus Youth Employment Program Cuts Violent Crime Arrests in Half
8/6/2013, City of Chicago, Mayor's Press Office
CHICAGO -- At-risk youth who participated in the 2012 One Summer Plus program experienced a 51 percent drop in arrests for violent crime, according to new study released from the University of…
Transforming the Justice System by Partnering with Families
5/6/2013, Campaign for Youth Justice
By Neelum Arya
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Juvenile Law Center Named Best "Law" Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards
5/2/2013, Juvenile Law Center Blog
By Models for Change
Reposted from: Juvenile Law Center Blog The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced today that Juvenile Law Center has been named the Best "Law" Website in the 17th…
A New Hub for Juvenile Justice Research
4/24/2013, Juvenile Justice Resource Hub
By Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network
Juvenile justice professionals take note: a new resource launches this week that will make it easier—and more engaging—than ever to get in-depth journalism stories together with key…
Children and Family Justice Center awarded 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions
2/28/2013
By Northwestern University
Video: The Children and Family Justice Center The extraordinary accomplishments of the Children and Family Justice Center were recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which…
Study Recommends Extending Illinois Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Include 17-year-olds Charged with Felony Offenses
2/26/2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 26, 2013 Recommendation: To promote a juvenile justice system focused on public safety, youth rehabilitation, fairness, and fiscal responsibility, Illinois should…
LSUHSC School of Public Health Institute for Public Health and Justice Hosts Conference in Baton Rouge to Discuss Progress Thus Far and Next Steps in Reform
1/30/2013
By Louisiana Models for Change and Institute for Public Health and Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 31, 2013 Contact Information Jim Harris 225-344-0381 LSUHSC School of Public Health Institute for Public Health and Justice Hosts…
LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice Director to Speak at Regional Conference About Louisiana’s Success in Implementing Evidence-based Practices on a Statewide Level
1/14/2013
By Louisiana Models for Change and Institute for Public Health and Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2012 Contact Information Jim Harris 225-344-0381 LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice Director to Speak at Regional Conference About…
MacArthur Foundation Program Honors Juvenile Justice Reform Achievements of Rutgers–Newark Law Professor
12/4/2012, Rutgers Today, Rutgers University News
By Janet Donohue
NEWARK, NJ – Laura Cohen, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation Models for Change program for her zealous and…
Arthur D. Bishop, Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Honored as Champion for Change
12/3/2012, Models for Change Illinois
By Jim Bray
For Immediate Release: Contact: Jim Bray December 3, 2012 217-793-8416 Arthur D. Bishop, Director of the Illinois Department of…
Thousands to Participate in National Youth Justice Awareness Month Activities throughout the Country
10/1/2012
By Campaign for Youth Justice
Thousands to Participate in National Youth Justice Awareness Month Activities throughout the Country Twenty-eight Events in 20 States are designed to Raise Awareness around the Issue of Youth…
Illinois Demonstration Project to Help Juvenile Offenders Make Successful Transition Back to Their Home Communities
7/24/2012, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission on Tuesday announced the start of a demonstration project to reduce the recidivism and improve the outcomes of juvenile offenders. The…
JJI Urges Congress to Ban Solitary Confinement of Juveniles
6/19/2012, Juvenile Justice Initiative
By Illinois Models for Change
JJI Urges Congress to Ban Solitary Confinement of Juveniles CHICAGO – The Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) of Illinois on Tuesday urged Congress to ban solitary confinement of…
SAMHSA, MacArthur Collaborate to Improve How Juvenile System Responds to Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
3/8/2012, MacArthur Foundation
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are collaborating on a $1 million effort targeting the behavioral health…
National Juvenile Defender Center Receives Creative and Effective Institutions Award from MacArthur Foundation
2/16/2012
By National Juvenile Defender Center
National Juvenile Defender Center Receives Creative and Effective Institutions Award from MacArthur Foundation NJDC Recognized as the “go-to” Resource for the Juvenile Defender…
Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation Provide $2 Million to Support Juvenile Justice Reform
1/26/2012
By Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of Justice Programs (OJP) January 26, 2012 …
New Illinois Law Will Require Judges To Consider Sentencing Juvenile Offenders To Treatment In Their Communities
12/20/2011, Juvenile Justice Initiative
CHICAGO – Beginning January 1, Illinois judges considering committing juvenile offenders to incarceration in a state juvenile prison must first ensure that commitment to the Department of…
Robert Listenbee Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/6/2011
Dedication to Improving Juvenile Defense to be Recognized at National Meeting of MacArthur-Supported Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative Philadelphia – Robert Listenbee, Chief of the Juvenile…
2011 Champions for Change
12/6/2011
By Models for Change
Champions for Change are individuals working with Models for Change in their states who have positively affected the lives of justice-involved youth, their families, and communities in ways that…
Toni Irving, Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/5/2011
By Illinois Models for Change
Irving’s “Dogged Determination” Recognized at National Meeting of MacArthur-Supported Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative CHICAGO – Toni Irving, deputy chief of staff to…
Making Major Strides in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/5/2011
By Models for Change
For Immediate Release December 5, 2011 Contact: Zerline Hughes, zhughes@justicepolicy.org / 202-558-7974 ext. 308 Jason Fenster, jfenster@justicepolicy.org / 202-558-7974 ext 306 WASHINGTON,…
Youth Advocacy Department Director Joshua Dohan Named Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/5/2011
By Rey Cheatham Banks
ROXBURY, MA – Joshua Dohan, Director of the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel Services was honored at a national conference of juvenile justice leaders in…
Patricia Torbet Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/8/2010
By Pennsylvania Models for Change
For Immediate Release Contact: Shannon Ensminger 717-699-2206 Patricia Torbet Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform Pittsburgh, PA (December 8, 2010) – Patricia Torbet,…
Roy Juncker Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/7/2010
By Louisiana Models for Change
For Immediate Release Contact: Elliot Hutchinson (225) 344-0381 ehutchinson@hdaissues.com December 7, 2010 Roy Juncker Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform Will Be…
Rick Velasquez, Veteran Chicago Youth Justice Advocate, Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/6/2010
By Illinois Models for Change
CHICAGO – Rick Velasquez, executive director of Youth Outreach Services (YOS), is being honored by the MacArthur Foundation-supported Models for Change juvenile justice systems reform…
2010 Champions for Change
12/1/2010
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…
Berks County Evening Reporting Center Awarded Top State Honors
11/4/2010
By Marie Yeager
Harrisburg, PA (November 4, 2010) – The Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission named the Children’s Home of Reading Evening Reporting Center as the Community-Based Program…
Experts Recommend Improvements In Identifying and Treating Youth with Behavioral Health Needs in Illinois Youth Centers
7/29/2010
By Illinois Models for Change
A team of independent experts reviewing programming at the request of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) director Kurt Friedenauer reported Thursday that Illinois has made some progress in…
Illinois Governor Quinn Names Acting Juvenile Justice Director
7/16/2010, Office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2010 Governor Quinn Names Acting Juvenile Justice Director Veteran Administrator, Child Welfare Expert Arthur Bishop to Lead Agency Merger with the Department of…
What Happens in Juvenile Court, Doesn't Always Stay in Juvenile Court - The Myths and Realities about Juvenile Records and Expungements
7/15/2010, The Jurisdiction - Allegheny County Probation
By Judge Kim Clark
Contrary to popular belief, what happens in juvenile court, doesn't always stay in juvenile court. A juvenile record can follow a person for the rest of their lives. This can include the record of…
Luzerne kids-for-cash scandal inspires recommendations for juvenile justice reform
5/27/2010, Juvenile Law Center
Question Remains: When Will Recommendations Become Law and Policy? Philadelphia, PA (May 27, 2010)—Juvenile Law Center applauds the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice for its thorough…
New NCLR Fact Sheet Shows Young Latinos Overrepresented in Juvenile Justice System and Adult Prison Facilities
3/18/2010
By NCLR (National Council of La Raza)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2010 Contact: Sherria Cotton (202) 785-1670 NEW NCLR FACT SHEET SHOWS YOUNG LATINOS OVERREPRESENTED IN JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ADULT PRISON…
SAMHSA Seeks Applicants for Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts Program
1/4/2010
By National Juvenile Defender Center
SAMHSA Seeks Applicants for Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts Program The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting…
Keith Snyder Honored for Mental Health Reform Efforts
12/20/2009, Juvenile Court Judges' Commission Newsletter
By Marie Yeager
Keith Snyder, Deputy Director of the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, was honored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform for…
Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice in New York State Releases Recommendations
12/14/2009, Vera Institute of Justice
Governor David A. Paterson’s Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice has released its plan—developed with support from Vera’s Center on Youth Justice—for reforming…
Ogle County State’s Attorney John B. “Ben” Roe Honored as Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform
12/7/2009
By Models for Change Illinois
Will Be Recognized at National Meeting of MacArthur-Supported Models for Change Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative CHICAGO – Ogle County State’s Attorney John B. “Ben” Roe is…
OJJDP Invites Comments on Proposed FY 2010 Program Plan
12/2/2009, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published a Notice of its Proposed Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 in the December 1, 2009, Federal Register. The Proposed Plan…
James Rieland Honored for Exceptional Contributions to Juvenile Justice Reform in Pennsylvania
11/23/2009
By Models for Change Pennsylvania
James J. Rieland, Director of Allegheny County Probation and critical fixture in Pennsylvania’s Models for Change initiative, has been awarded the Dennis M. Maloney Award for his exceptional…
SAMHSA Will Provide $39.6 Million To Support Juvenile and Adult Reentry and Recovery Services
11/23/2009
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently accepting applications for the Offender Reentry Program. The purpose of the program is to expand or enhance…
Models for Change Mental Health Coordinator Named PA Juvenile Probation Supervisor of the Year
11/4/2009, Juvenile Court Judges' Commission
Mary Gaspari began her career with the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department in 1998 as a juvenile probation officer. From 2000 to 2003 she was the Balanced and Restorative Justice…
Unprecedented Agreement Reached to Assist Juveniles
10/13/2009
By Ogle County Juvenile Justice Council
OREGON, IL – Juveniles running into trouble with the law in Ogle County are finding law enforcement and probation officers coming to their assistance. Members of the Ogle County Juvenile…
Ogle County State's Attorney Ben Roe Named to State Task Force
9/29/2009
By Ogle County Juvenile Justice Council
Oregon, IL - Ogle County State’s Attorney John B. “Ben” Roe has been appointed to a new state task force to study whether 17-year-olds charged with felony offenses should be tried…
ACLU Says Guidelines Needed for Police in Schools
9/2/2009
By ACLU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org NEW YORK - Allowing police officers to patrol school campuses without specific guidelines outlining their roles and responsibilities…
Governor and General Assembly Recognize Need to Improve the Effectiveness of Reintegration of Youth Offenders
8/12/2009
By Juvenile Justice Initiative
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Gov. Pat Quinn has approved with changes legislation aimed at reducing recidivism by young offenders and improving the safety of their home communities. Senate Bill 1725…
Board of Supervisors Votes to Partially Restore Public Defender's Budget
7/23/2009
By San Francisco Public Defender's Office
“I am very pleased that the Board voted to partially restore our budget,” Public Defender Jeff Adachi said. “In the end, we were able to make our case that equal justice for all San…
New Models for Change Web Site Features Washington Juvenile Justice Reform Programs
5/11/2009
By Vicki Hanna
New site serves as national online resource, offers current information on the issue of juvenile justice reform For Immediate Release: May 11, 2009 Vicki Hanna, 206-343-0250,…
Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Reform Progress Featured on New Models for Change Web Site
5/6/2009
By Marie Roda
New site provides historical background, current progress, new initiatives For Immediate Release: May 6, 2009 Contact: Marie Roda 717-699-2206 or marie@rodacreative.com Philadelphia, PA –…
Models for Change Website Provides Access to Latest Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform
5/6/2009
By Jim Bray
New site shines spotlight on juvenile justice reforms in Illinois For Immediate Release: May 6, 2009 Contact: Jim Bray, 217-793-8416 CHICAGO – Recent accomplishments in juvenile justice…
Models for Change Launches New Online Resource Featuring Louisiana Juvenile Justice Reforms
5/6/2009
By Beth Touchet-Morgan
For Immediate Release: May 6, 2009 Contact: Beth Touchet-Morgan (225) 342-4253 Beth.Touchet-Morgan@la.gov Baton Rouge, LA – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s…
New Illinois Law Offers 17 Year-Olds Charged With Misdemeanor Chance in Juvenile Court
2/10/2009, Juvenile Justice Initiative/Models for Change Illinois
The following press release is available for download from the Juvenile Justice Initiative website, it has been provided in full below for reference. The Juvenile Justice Initiative has also prepared…
Foundation Selects Four States for Action Network to Improve Legal Representation for Indigent Youth
12/9/2008, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
(Washington, DC) — Four states have been selected in a competitive process by the MacArthur Foundation to participate in the new Models for Change Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network…
New Jersey Chosen for National Effort to Improve Legal Defense for Indigent Youth
12/9/2008, Rutgers University
State Joins National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative, Models for Change Contacts: Laura Cohen Rutgers School of Law, Newark 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 973-353-3187…
Champions for Change
12/8/2008
By Models for Change
James Anderson, PA Elizabeth Clarke, IL Paul Frick, LA Jacqueline van Wormer, WA Four inaugural award recipients honored at Models for Change annual meeting Models for…
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced a new state initiative to address disproportionality in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems
11/25/2008, Kansas Office of the Governor
By Nicole Corcoran, Press Secretary
State looks at new ways to ensure equal treatment for Kansas children Governor Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new effort, under the direction of her Health and Human Services Subcabinet team,…
Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts Better for Children, Safer for Communities, According to New Study
6/26/2008, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
By Juvenile Justice Initiative
(Chicago, IL) — The 2005 repeal of a state law that once forced children accused of drug offenses into adult criminal courts has not compromised public safety and, instead, has provided…
New MacArthur Action Network to Address Legal Representation for Indigent Juveniles
4/4/2008, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, April 4, 2008 – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which is investing $100 million in Models for Change, an initiative to support and accelerate promising models of…
Public Willing to Pay More for Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders
12/11/2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Washington, DC –Two new surveys supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation show strong public backing for the rehabilitation of youthful offenders and a greater willingness…
MacArthur Action Networks to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Mental Health in Juvenile Justice
6/19/2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL (June 19, 2007) – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which is investing $100 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, is…
Six Counties Selected for Juvenile Justice Reform Funding Under $10 Million MacArthur Foundation Initiative
6/1/2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Olympia, WA – Governor Chris Gregoire today announced that six counties will receive funding and technical support to improve juvenile justice systems, part of a five-year, $10 million…
MacArthur Awards $4.2 Million to Accelerate Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois, 3 Other States
6/15/2006, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
CHICAGO, IL—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced six grants totaling nearly $4.2 million to help accelerate promising models for juvenile justice reform as part of…
MacArthur Foundation Selects Illinois as "Model" State for National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative
2/2/2006, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL--The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that it has selected Illinois as one of four states to participate in its national initiative to accelerate promising…
MacArthur Foundation Selects Washington as "Model" State for National Juvenile Justice Initiative
11/16/2005, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Download a PDF of the Release CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE Governor STATE OF WASHINGTON OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR P.O. Box 40002 Olympia, Washington 98504-0002 For Release: Immediate Date: Friday, June…
MacArthur Foundation Selects Pennsylvania as "Model" State for National Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative
11/3/2005, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
HARRISBURG, PA – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has selected Pennsylvania as one of four states to participate in Models for Change, a national initiative to accelerate…
MacArthur Foundation Awards More Than $1.5 Million For Juvenile Justice Reform
7/18/2003, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2003 Media Contact Jennifer Humke Communications Officer Phone (312) 726-8000 Email: jhumke at macfound dot org Chicago, IL - The John D. and Catherine T.…
$3.2 Million In Grants Made To Help Improve Juvenile Justice System
2/6/2003, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2003 Media Contact Jennifer Humke Communications Officer Phone (312) 726-8000 Email: jhumke at macfound dot org Chicago, IL-The John D. and Catherine T.…
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