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Vera Institute Launches Status Offense Reform Center Web Site

January 6, 2014

VERA Institute of Justice LogoThe Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice has launched the online Status Offense Reform Center. This Web site, supported by funding from the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Resource Center Partnership, is a one-stop shop of resources for policymakers and practitioners interested in diverting youth engaged in noncriminal status offenses—such as truancy or running away—from entering the juvenile justice system. This interactive site provides a toolkit for planning, implementing, and sustaining status offense system reforms; profiles of reform efforts nationwide; research briefs; Webinars; podcasts; a blog; and a help desk.

Resources:

Visit the Status Offense Reform Center.

Read about the Models for Change initiative.