Archives: 2014 & Earlier

More Funds for Juvenile Justice Reform

Low-income juvenile offenders always need good legal representation but often have trouble getting it. That might soon change in at least four states.

The National Juvenile Defender Center, led by Executive Director Patricia Puritz, has announced the creation of the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network, an initiative to build and strengthen the capacity of state juvenile defense systems and improve access to high-quality legal representation for delinquent youth.

The network, funded through the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, will link grantees in four new partner states. Those network participants will receive funding of up to $100,000 for one year (with additional funding likely), along with technical, collaboration and training assistance, according to the announcement.

Grantees will be selected from four states that are not currently involved in other Models for Change action networks, which means MacArthur will not select applicants from: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

The application is at The deadline is June 6. Contact: Rey Banks, (202) 452-0010.


Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Recent Comments




Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top