Attorney General Eric Holder Energizes KIDS COUNT Conference

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder celebrated the Foundation as “a champion for disadvantaged young people from coast to coast” that has broken barriers, strengthened families and contributed to improvements in juvenile justice, in a stirring Oct. 1 speech during the Foundation’s KIDS COUNT conference in Baltimore.

October 1, 2014

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Closing Massachusetts' Training Schools

Reflections Forty Years Later

This publication recounts a one-day symposium convened in 2011 to remember and reconsider a historic reform campaign — the closure of Massachusetts’ entire network of juvenile reform schools in the early 1970s. The report provides a history of the campaign and its aftermath, summarizes the major themes and ideas presented at the symposium and details the conclusions and recommendations from group discussions.

June 2, 2014

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Program Area

Juvenile Justice

Improving the outcomes of youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement and out-of-home placement.

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