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September 29, 2016 |  by NCCD

An article co-authored by Kristen Johnson, PhD, a senior researcher at NCCD, received an Honorable Mention for Best Mixed Methods Article of the Year in the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). The JSWE Awards...

September 22, 2016 |  by Michael Anft

As a young boy growing up in a White working-class neighborhood of Baltimore, I experienced the world of my African American “neighbors” in two ways. I saw them on television, usually as perpetrators of crime. Or I encountered them in person, when parts of their neighborhoods burned down.

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September 16, 2016 |  by NCCD

There are only a couple days left to register for the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. The deadline for registration is September 19. The conference will take place October 4–6, 2016, in Orange County, CA. We want to see you there!

This year’s conference includes several...

September 15, 2016 |  by NCCD

Dr. Jesse Russell discusses what questions organizations considering predictive analytics should be asking—...

September 14, 2016 |  by Robert Greenwald and Regina Clemente

While more than 300,000 inmates in American prisons are diagnosed with mental illness, only around 30,000 mentally ill patients are being treated in psychiatric facilities throughout the country.

Sound crazy? It is. America is currently “treating” mental illness through incarceration—at...

September 6, 2016 |  by Adam Benforado

I went to law school with a clear vision of how the legal system worked and how I would fight injustice. It was conjured up from John Grisham novels and Law and Order episodes and films I’d watched as a kid. I saw myself in the courtroom, standing tall against abuse like Atticus Finch....

September 2, 2016 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Filmmakers, writers, journalists, and other members of the media help shape public understanding and public outrage. They help humanize, organize, and realize change.

This is why NCCD has long recognized outstanding portrayals of the systems we work in and the people whose lives they...

July 25, 2016 |  by Doug Smith, Program Associate

Historically, my understanding of the word “risk” has been limited to the context of its everyday use: “This might be a risky move”; “You’re taking a risk with that one”; “You might be putting yourself at risk by doing that.” I never gave the term much more thought, at least not intentionally....

July 20, 2016 |  by Ben Free, Business Analyst

This past February marked President Obama’s last release of a proposed federal budget for the fiscal year. Like each budget before, it contains numerous priorities and provides funding for strategies to support them. Among the many strategies that have been included in President Obama’s eight...

July 14, 2016 |  by Dr. Jesse Russell, Chief Program Officer

Implicit cognitive biases affect every person. These thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control can create a gap between our intentions and our actions. See Project Implicit for research and some tests you can take...