Since 1907, NCCD has been applying research to policy and practice in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare. By formulating innovative approaches to public safety and advising hundreds of agencies on effective and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and programs, our studies and policy recommendations continue to revolutionize the field.

Today NCCD’s expertise extends to the fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, adult protective services, and education. NCCD has worked with agencies and organizations across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Bermuda, Taiwan, and Singapore.

NCCD Leadership

NCCD staff have diverse expertise in social service systems and research approaches, giving the organization a unique perspective on how to effectively use research to improve systems for better outcomes. Chief executive officer Kathy Park, a career advocate for child welfare and adult protection, directs the work of staff across two national offices.

To read more about NCCD staff, visit our staff page.