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November 10, 2016 | Robert V. Wolf, Director of Communications, Center for Court Innovation
The Center for Court Innovation brings together experts from a wide range of fields to make positive real-world changes in justice. In a recent push for change, we have made a significant investment in making courts more procedurally just. Procedural justice is an idea that emerged in academia—its a…
November 4, 2016 | NCCD
NCCD has worked with child welfare and juvenile justice agencies for decades, always keeping our values at the forefront. We use these values and our experience to guide the development of effective research-based tools. These include the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model, which provides a res…
November 3, 2016 | Soraya Shockley
Youth Radio's investigative series Unlocked shines a light on the juvenile justice system: what's working and what's not. For more than four months, I worked alongside a team of reporters and producers to report these stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. We highlighted three…
October 25, 2016 | Susan Reetz and James Botsford
A culture will die without its children. Yet, as explained by B. J. Jones, litigation director for Dakota Plains Legal Services and author of the American Bar Association legal manual The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook:        Before 1978, as many as 25 to 35 percent of the Indian children in cer…
October 21, 2016 | NCCD
Did you know that NCCD has used predictive analytics for over 25 years to help improve outcomes for children and families? We've put all our predictive analytics content into one convenient spot, including webinars, press coverage, blog posts, and more. Learn about the numerous projects we've done a…
October 10, 2016 | Susan Ferriss
Within months of starting middle school, Kayleb Moon-Robinson was forced into juvenile court for allegedly committing three crimes at his school in Lynchburg, Virginia. Kayleb’s school resource officer first charged the autistic sixth grader with disorderly conduct for kicking a trash can. Not long…
October 7, 2016 | NCCD
Thank you to everyone who made the trip to California for the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families! It was a great week, full of learning, socializing, and inspiration for our work. We are grateful to have spent this time with you. NCCD extends special thanks to our conference advis…
September 29, 2016 | 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 recognize articles based on their importance, timeliness, originality of thought, and…
September 22, 2016 | 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. My father…
September 14, 2016 | 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 an enormous…