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Pennsylvania and MacArthur's Models for Change: The Story of a Successful Public-Private Partnership

Published May 3, 2013, Robert G. Schwartz

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At the heart of the Models for Change story in Pennsylvania is the partnership between the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee (JJDPC), Pennsylvania's state advisory group (SAG).  This monograph highlights some of the ways that Pennsylvania's SAG combined people, vision and dollars with those of Models for Change.  It shows how the Foundation identified and collaborated with a key state agency to improve Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system.  THe JJDPC and Models for Change supported many separate lanes on the highway of reform, but some of those lanes merged to create a smoother, faster pathway to common goals.


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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.