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News of Interest

March 15, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz | Arizona Daily Sun
CJ Project reporter Mary Hudetz reports on Navajo Nation policer officer Houston James Largo, whose shooting death at the edge of the largest American Indian reservation in the United States is a tragic consequence of a tribal police department stretched thin. The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square...
March 6, 2017 | by Mary Hudetz
The CJ Project yielded its first article March 6 with the publication of a report by Mary Hudetz outlining the treatment of incarcerated individuals with mental illness while in solitary confinement in New Mexico. Multiple individuals have successfully sued the state over the conditions of their...
March 2, 2017 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
In 28 US states, a parent can be billed for his or her child’s incarceration. An article by Eli Hager at The Marshall Project outlines this practice and questions its effectiveness. He examines both its dubious cost benefit for agencies and its effects on vulnerable families. To read the article...

NCCD Blog

March 27, 2017 |  by Katie Nachman, Researcher, NCCD

In my last blog post I talked about the unintended consequences of a lack of systems thinking. As a social worker, if I had had better communication with other professionals as well as...

March 20, 2017 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Due to the complexity of most social service systems in the United States, it can be challenging for workers to know how their actions interact with those in another part of the system and the results that may have for those they serve.

“Systems thinking” is a way to solve this problem....

March 20, 2017 |  by Katie Nachman, Researcher, NCCD

With a background in social work, I used to engage with clients involved in multiple public service systems. I often saw well-meaning efforts fail because these systems did not interact, and the client’s individual needs were not addressed through the context of the larger community and society...

Events

April 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |  Baltimore, MD

The American Public Human Services Association will host their 2017 National Heath and Human Services Summit in partnership with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities April 30-May 3 in...

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |  Taipei, Taiwan

The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families will host their 2017 National Conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNRC) June 15-16 in Taipei, Taiwan. NCCD's Chief...