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Reports, research summaries, issue briefs, working documents and other materials related to system change efforts, and produced by Models for Change grantees and partners. 

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Publication cover Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers

Mar 16, 2016, Douglas Thomas

Evidence-Based Policies, Programs and Practices in Juvenile Justice (13 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions achieving high standards through state support centers. The jurisdictions…
Publication cover Research to Practice Memo: How City Leaders Can Draw Upon Adolescent Development Research Findings To Provide a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform

Apr 4, 2016, National League of Cities

The new Research to Practice Memo: How City Leaders Can Draw Upon Adolescent Development Research Findings to Provide a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform provides a ready resource for city…
Publication cover A Legislated Study of Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in Louisiana

Feb 15, 2016, Institute for Public Health and Justice

Louisiana should strongly consider raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-old offenders. Findings suggest that this change would benefit public safety, promote youth…
Publication cover The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

Sep 30, 2015, Elizabeth Scott

In the past decade, the Supreme Court has transformed the constitutional landscape of juvenile crime regulation. In three strongly worded opinions, the Court held that imposing harsh criminal…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice in a Developmental Framework: A 2015 Status Report

Dec 11, 2015, Models for Change

Advances in the understanding of adolescent development have provided a foundation for progress in juvenile justice reform, including changes in state legislation. In accord with the Supreme…
Publication cover Lessons from Five Years of Accelerating Change

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…
Publication cover Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015

Oct 12, 2015, Sarah Alice Brown

In the past five years, juvenile justice reform legislation in the United States has grown at a remarkable pace. The recent shift in juvenile justice policy marks a clear departure from laws enacted…

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