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An opinion piece in today’s edition of The New York Times argues for scrapping a bill that would require California schools to follow strict guidelines in cases of sexual assault among students. Stating that harsh disciplinary policies disproportionately affect students of color, she…
NCCD is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the annual Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of…
Megan T. Stevenson analyzes the nuances of risk assessment in her essay for The Crime Report. Stevenson argues that implementation dictates the usefulness of risk assessments and concludes that it is in implementation that reformers can find opportunities. To read the article click…


September 13, 2017 | Julie Davis, Senior Program Specialist, NCCD
When is it okay for the system to stop working with a family? How do we, as part of this system, decide that we have done all we can to make sure the family is functioning in a way that ensures child safety? This is one of the decision points in the life of a case that can be scary for workers. When…
September 6, 2017 | Julie Davis, Senior Program Specialist
When I think about the reunification process and the ramifications of the decision to return a child to his or her home, I recall a case I had that involved a young girl who was sexually abused by her older brother. The girl, who lived with her mother and brother, disclosed that her brother sexually…
August 30, 2017 | Julie Davis, Senior Program Specialist, NCCD
I think we struggle—as a system—with creating effective case plans with families. To be effective, case plans should incorporate action-oriented steps to help families make the changes necessary to ensure their children are safe. When I was a worker, every family’s case plan looked similar. Usually…


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Kate Beier, Program Associate, and Julie Davis, Senior Program Specialist, will present the workshop "Structured Decision

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NCCD's Philip Decter will present two workshops at the 2017 Kempe International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement. 

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NCCD CEO Kathy Park will moderate a discussion on predictive analytics that explores its strengths and challenges from an equity lens.