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Featuring research, tools, findings, and lessons from a decade of juvenile justice systems reform aimed at improving outcomes for youth and communities.

Over the past decade, the Models for Change initiative advanced reforms to make juvenile justice systems more fair, effective, rational and developmentally appropriate. Based on ground-breaking research, this national effort improved outcomes for kids and communities, while holding young people accountable for their behavior.

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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. Browse all publications »

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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.