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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 Because Kids are Different: Five Opportunities for Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

Dec 9, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership

As broader acceptance of recent findings in the field of adolescent development has opened the way for change, juvenile justice policymakers, stakeholders, practitioners, and advocates across the…
Publication cover Champions for Change Awards Program 2014

Dec 9, 2014, Models for Change

Champions for Change are individuals working with Models for Change who have positively affected the lives of justice-involved youth, their families, and communities. Champions have helped pave the…
Publication cover Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Dec 9, 2014, Justice Policy Institute

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. The Justice Policy…
Publication cover NLC Municipal Action Guide: Increasing Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth through Juvenile Justice Reform

Dec 8, 2014, National League of Cities

City leaders can increase public safety and improve outcomes for young residents by changing how their cities respond to young people implicated in delinquent acts or accused of crimes. When city…
Publication cover The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the Twenty-First Century

Dec 15, 2013, National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems

The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the 21st Century takes a comprehensive look at the evolution of juvenile justice reform efforts over the past century and highlights the current wave of…

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