2010 -- Illinois, Louisiana, NATIONAL LEVEL, Pennsylvania, Washington
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ABSTRACT & CITATION
Models for Change was established by the MacArthur Foundation and is based on eight basic principles related to juvenile justice: 1) fundamental fairness (i.e. that all system participants deserve bias-free treatment); 2) recognition of juvenile-adult differences; 3) recognition that juvenile justice decision makers must acknowledge and respond to individual differences in terms of adolescents’ development, culture, gender, needs, and strengths; 4) recognition of the potential inherent in all young offenders; 5) safety (i.e. that communities and individuals deserve to be and feel safe); 6) young people’s acceptance of responsibility for their actions and the consequences of those actions; 7) communities’ acceptance of responsibility for young people’s welfare and development; and 8) the juvenile justice system’s responsibility to be effective at its job. This report describes the grant making strategy used by the organization in its work with the States and presents an overview of the work being done in the core States of Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington. The report also describes the three Action Networks developed by Models for Change which focus on accelerating reform in particular issue areas: the Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network, the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network, and the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network. All three networks appear to have succeeded in establishing and promoting useful practice innovations, disseminating knowledge, and building learning and leadership networks that will be of permanent benefit to youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.
Models for Change (2010). Overview of Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice. United States. http://www.modelsforchange.net/publications/291Topics: Caseloads, Funding, Juveniles, Training
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