NCCD Blog
NCCD Blog
July 1, 2015 |  by NCCD

NCCD is pleased to announce that Deirdre O’Connor will serve as its new associate director of strategic initiatives. This position is based in NCCD’s Washington, DC, office. In this role, Deirdre will develop and lead large-scale, primarily federal projects that have national scope and potential...

June 29, 2015 |  by Sarah Covington

In a time when politics seem more polarized than ever, criminal justice reform is gaining support from both sides of the aisle. Conditions are ripe for bringing about change, but do we have sufficient workforce resources to support this effort? 

One of the challenges of tackling an...

June 22, 2015 |  by Jesse Russell, PhD

A recent story from Fox News began:

“There’s not much the right and left agree on these days, but one notable exception seems to be criminal justice reform.”

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June 17, 2015 |  by Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders

Few things are more sobering than a phone call from a severely distressed family member, especially one who is in dire need of your help. You never forget a call like this...

June 15, 2015 |  by Shanna Dean and Debra Greene

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Check out this short video that explains what elder abuse is, what the risks are, and what NCCD is doing to help elders and vulnerable adults across the country...

June 15, 2015 |  by Alyssa Aguilera, VOCAL-NY

With the return of Police Commissioner William Bratton to the NYPD, New York City has once again become the epicenter of “broken windows” policing practices. “Broken windows” is based on...

June 10, 2015 |  by Nsombi Lambright, One Voice

Mississippi Goddam. I grew up hearing this reference to a Nina Simone song as a description of the state in which I was born...

June 8, 2015 |  by Minna Toloui

How many maltreated children (or which children) should be removed from their homes and placed into foster care? ...

June 8, 2015 |  by Angela Fitzgerald

Recent events covered heavily by the media have landed race at the forefront of much conversation and debate. Individual comfort levels aside, race and issues related to race have become the elephant in the room that can no longer be ignored, particularly as they relate to system-level decision...

June 2, 2015 |  by Vivian Nixon, College and Community Fellowship

Since 2000, College and Community Fellowship (CCF) has worked with an incredible group of students who illustrate the value of educational opportunity. CCF was the first organization in New York state to offer higher education support to formerly...