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June 26, 2017 | Julie Halverson, Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, NCCD
Our brains receive massive amounts of data every day. With information coming from news outlets, social media, friends and colleagues, how can anyone possibly remember what they see and hear? The answer: stories. Storytelling may sound a bit folksy to be compatible with using data, but brain science…
June 19, 2017 | NCCD
We published the final post in our diversity and inclusivity blog series last week, yet NCCD’s work on this important topic continues to grow. Today we want to tell you about another aspect of that work: our “school-to-nonprofit pipeline” internship. We welcome two interns to NCCD this week. Both yo…
June 19, 2017 | Kathy Park, NCCD CEO
Kathy Park
An op-ed by NCCD CEO Kathy Park was published today in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. In "To Fix the Justice System, Go Outside," Park argues that we should look to community solutions to solve criminal justice problems. She suggests that supporting successful direct-service programs, wh…
June 12, 2017 | Kathy Park, NCCD CEO
Kathy Park
As we wrap up this blog series, I’d like to share lessons learned so far in the process of NCCD’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. I expect to add to this list—and look forward to it! Be intentional and honest about what you see “in the mirror.” As a leader, you do yourself a disservice by avoidi…
June 5, 2017 | Katie Meyer, Program Associate, NCCD
What would a white, cis-female, millennial professional have to offer regarding diversity and inclusion issues? What would she know about diversity and inclusion, anyway? The implicit bias of these questions, along with the assumptions and stereotypes packaged alongside, are exactly why I am interes…
May 30, 2017 | Matthew Levenson, Program Associate, NCCD
Training child protective services (CPS) workers who have direct contact with families is an important piece of our work at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). In jurisdictions throughout the United States and around the world, we train workers to make good decisions in child prote…
May 30, 2017 | NCCD
The Media for a Just Society Awards provide the only national recognition of media that furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. NCCD celebrates books, films, journalism, radio/podcasts, and youth media that shine light on the d…
May 22, 2017 | Alysia Chang, Business Analyst, NCCD
I moved to Madison from the bustling city of Hong Kong to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison a few years ago. At first, being enclosed in the campus “bubble” was all too easy, as most of student life revolves around campus and nearby sections of downtown. But the more experiences I had off c…
May 16, 2017 | Tim Gonzalez
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, I was the brazen symbol of diversity in a predominantly white school district—a school district in which my mixed-race parents were told they could not purchase a house. Despite the visible appearance of a direct connection to my ancestry, I didn’t speak enough Spanish…
May 8, 2017 | NCCD
For over a century, NCCD has worked to better the social systems designed to protect children, families, and communities. Because an essential part of NCCD’s work is promoting justice and equity within these systems, we as an organization want to embody both of these ideals. One way to do this is by…