Models for Change is an initiative to create successful and replicable models of juvenile justice reform through targeted investments in key states, with core support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Models for Change seeks to accelerate progress toward a more effective, fair and developmentally sound juvenile justice system that holds young people accountable for their actions, provides for their rehabilitation, protects them from harm, increases their life chances, and manages the risk they pose to themselves and to the public. The initiative is underway in states throughout the country where juvenile justice systems are undertaking reforms to reach improved outcomes for youth.
As a National Resource Bank member for the Models for Change Initiative, RFK Children’s Action Corps focuses on increasing awareness of the connection between child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency, understanding the unique needs of youth in the juvenile justice system who have suffered abuse and/or neglect, and the critical importance of collaborating across multiple systems of care.
Learn more at www.modelsforchange.net.