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NCCD Blog
August 25, 2015 |  by Minna Toloui, Communications Associate

The NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) is pleased to congratulate Jennifer Cotter on her new role as ...

August 24, 2015 |  by Emily Baxter, Founder and Director of We Are All Criminals

“I was a nice boy and then sometimes I wasn’t,” a man who would steal big things and small recently told me. “There came a point when we were just really bored,” said another whose history includes vandalism,...

August 17, 2015 |  by Jim Moeser, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

The individualized nature of the juvenile system stands out in contrast to the relatively restricted and more consistent nature of the adult criminal justice system. In the adult system, similar sentences are ordered for similar offenses, often regardless of what may be significant differences...

August 12, 2015 |  by Jesse Russell, PhD

The other day I was talking with some folks in a jurisdiction NCCD is working with about how case decisions get made. They wanted to better understand whether individual, everyday decisions accumulated into...

August 12, 2015 |  by Randy Bowman, Director of Community Based Services, KDOC-Juvenile Services

An Alternative to Secure and Non-Secure Placement  

Kansas’s utilization of secure and...

August 11, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Predictive analytics has brought us personalized movie recommendations on Netflix and new tunes we’re destined to love on Pandora. Sometimes the science is so amazing it can feel like these sites can read our minds, or even see the future.

That seemingly uncanny ability to be one step...

August 10, 2015 |  by Rachael Gardner, Lucas County (OH) Juvenile Court

How am I going to do this? I stared at the Excel spreadsheets glaring back at me from my computer monitor and the chicken-scratch notes I had scrawled across three different legal pads. I pushed back from my desk and took a deep breath. What’s the right way to tell our story?...

August 3, 2015 |  by Chris Scharenbroch, Senior Research Associate

Lots of different things can happen to a young person after he or she is arrested or referred to law enforcement. He may go home or he may be held in detention until court; his charges may be dropped or they may be formally processed; a judge may dismiss charges, order supervision, or sentence...

July 27, 2015 |  by Liz Ryan, Youth First! Initiative

Taxpayers, families, and kids are paying for a juvenile justice system that incarcerates tens of thousands of youth every year in the United States.

We aren't getting our money's worth and here's why:

It's costing us billions.

States spend an average of $88,...

July 23, 2015 |  by Erin Manske, Researcher

For most young people who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, their involvement in this system is a small part of their life experience—and that’s as it should be. We have ample...