Models for Change initiative to establish new partnership with $15 million commitment
August 21, 2013
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However, other times, administrators luck out and receive investments, gifts and grants from helpful individuals or organizations. This was the situation when the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation committed $15 million to the Models for Change: System Reforms in Juvenile Justice initiative.
This money will go toward creating the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, which will provide training, tools and other benefits to those involved in enforcing the law - from prosecutors to probation officers. The focus will be on reforming juvenile justice across the United States.
"There has been so much progress made over the past decade toward better outcomes for kids, their families and their communities. But there is so much more to do and juvenile justice reform must continue," said MacArthur Foundation Director of Justice Reform Laurie Garduque.
The MacArthur Foundation was created in 1970 so that the couple could make sure their money went to good use after they were gone. Since 1978, the organization has granted more than $5 billion to various groups across the globe.
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