New Juvenile Justice Reform Resource Center partnership launches
August 16, 2013
This month, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced a $15 million commitment to support, in large part, the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. This announcement builds on the Foundation’s nearly 20-year, $150 million investment in supporting juvenile justice reform.
The Partnership will provide public defenders, judges, policymakers, advocates, probation officers, mental health and social service agencies with much needed technical assistance, trainings, tools, and resources to help advance juvenile justice reform across the country.
The new Partnership consists of four Resource Centers that will focus on areas critical to continued change in juvenile justice:
The Status Offense Reform Center, focusing on interventions for youth charged with status offenses (or activities that are criminalized for those under 18, e.g., truancy, running away, curfew violations); and,