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News of Interest

April 24, 2017 | by Marjorie Hernandez | Ventura County Star
Data and analysis from an NCCD report on the Ventura County [California] Juvenile Justice Plan will provide a blueprint for the county moving forward, according to Mark Varela, the county’s chief probation officer. The recent NCCD report shows a 58% drop in juvenile arrests from 2008 to 2014 in...
April 10, 2017 | by Jesse McKinley | The New York Times
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s “Raise the Age” law on Monday, making it likely that most arrested New York youth ages 16 and 17 will be sent to Family Court rather than Criminal Court. While the initiative was praised widely, the celebration of protection for juveniles was...
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...

NCCD Blog

April 24, 2017 |  by Steve Bishop, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation

A note from Katie Nachman: As I mentioned early in this blog series, well-intended interventions may have unintended consequences. To illustrate this point, I reached out to a colleague at the Annie E....

April 17, 2017 |  by Katie Nachman, Researcher, NCCD

When facilitating a workgroup or meeting of any kind, it is helpful for the group to have a phrase, agreed upon in advance, that can be used to respectfully pause and refocus an off-topic conversation. “Land the plane” is one phrase that NCCD staff use for this purpose, and I would like to use...

April 10, 2017 |  by Katie Nachman, Researcher, NCCD

As a social worker, I was used to having team meetings with clients and their social support systems. Without the insights that come from a client’s support system, it can be difficult to know if the proposed intervention is relevant to the client’s needs.

When NCCD works with an agency...

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...