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Juvenile Justice Reform Program That Treats Kids as Kids Proves Successful

Pennsylvania, the first of 16 states to implement the MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative – which promotes an approach that accounts for differences between adolescents and adults – has significantly reduced the number of young people of color in juvenile detention while saving taxpayers $2 million. Learn more about the MacArthur model of juvenile justice initiative and pilot outcomes. Watch a video about how the program is working in Berks County, PA. 06/16/2011