Lessons from Five Years of Accelerating Change
Published Dec 14, 2015, National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems
After two decades of funding cutting-edge research on adolescent behavioral and brain development and pioneering new juvenile justice practice models, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation decided to reinforce those successes with a more direct approach to promoting systemic policy reforms.
The Foundation launched the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems (National Campaign) in in November 2010. This report outlines the successes of the National Campaign in helping advocates and state elected and appointed officials to replace ineffective and harsh juvenile justice policies with ones that treat youth fairly, enhance public safety, reduce costs to taxpayers and improve outcomes for youth and their families.