MacArthur Fellow Writes About Juveniles in Trouble

Sarah StillmanSarah Stillman, a long-form journalist for The New Yorker who often focuses on social injustice, is one of the 23 winners of the 2016 MacArthur Foundation fellowships announced today.

She has written about the juvenile justice system’s treatment of children as adult offenders who were placed on sexual offender registries due to sexual misconduct as juveniles and about youngsters enlisted as confidential informants for police, a high-risk job.

Stillman did an interview about the latter story in 2012 with publisher Leonard Witt, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, the parent of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.