Models for Change

MFC_Logo_JPGSince 2010, JMI has been a proud member of the National Resource Bank for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative to promote evidence-based and outcomes-driven juvenile justice improvement across the country. In 2013, JMI was asked to coordinate the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership (RCP)—the centerpiece of the MacArthur Foundation’s legacy strategy in juvenile justice. The MacArthur Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program has engaged in a “legacy phase” in order to (1) secure and sustain juvenile justice reform progress achieved by the initiative in our core states and (2) capitalize on that progress to contribute momentum to a broader wave of national juvenile justice reform.

JMI works with the entire partnership of four major centers and over a dozen strategic allies to ensure that the tools, resources, and lessons developed through Models for Change are disseminated to the field and to promote their effective use and adaptation to support juvenile justice reform across the nation. Click here to learn more about Models for Change and the Resource Center Partnership.

You can also visit each of the four complementary Resource Centers that address four important issues in juvenile justice:

Mental Health Collaborative for Change The Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change, led by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. Click here for more information.
Stronger legal defense for indigent youth  njdc logo for email National Juvenile Defender Center. Click here for more information.
Appropriate interventions for youth charged with non-delinquent—or status—offenses  status offense reform center The Status Offense Reform Center, led by the Vera Institute of Justice. Click here for more information.
Coordinated systems of care for young people involved in both the juvenile justice and child protective systems  2014 (NEW) rfknrcjj-logo The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by the RFK Children’s Action Corps. Click here for more information.
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