NCCD Blog
NCCD Blog
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...

July 6, 2016 |  by NCCD

Give yourself something new to look forward to this fall—register for the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children...

June 28, 2016 |  by NCCD

NCCD is proud to announce that photographer and filmmaker Isadora Kosofsky will join us at our 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families.

Ms. Kosofsky’s photographs take viewers inside the...

June 23, 2016 |  by NCCD

Headlines about the sex trafficking of children are all too common. The recent arrest of 238 people involved in trafficking minors in Los Angeles only highlights the need...

June 21, 2016 |  by Chris Scharenbroch

A risk assessment is a data-based tool that classifies people into groups based on the likelihood of a specific outcome happening in the future (for example, being arrested for a crime). The kinds of information that often help construct a risk tool are things like prior system involvement,...

June 8, 2016 |  by NCCD

America’s mass incarceration problem and the racial disparities in our correctional system are two sides of the same coin. It’s not possible to address one without examining the other.

If we want to make progress on these issues, one topic we need...

June 1, 2016 |  by Phil Decter, Associate Director

A number of years ago, my mother needed to have surgery. Her condition was not life-threatening; however, it was serious, and I wanted to make sure both...

May 23, 2016 |  by Dr. Jesse Russell, Chief Program Officer

Risk assessment is a key component of prevention. Because risk assessment can be used to structure decision points about which...