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December 6, 2016 | Ryan Berg
Youth homelessness in the United States is an underreported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless.1 In Minnesota, where I am a youth worker, it was recently estimated that 4,080…
November 22, 2016 | Kristin Gourlay, Rhode Island Public Radio
Child welfare agencies across the country are struggling, but early last year it became clear to me that Rhode Island was an outlier. A series of reports, including one from a group of state lawmakers, and another from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed serious problems at Rhode Island’s Depart…
November 17, 2016 | Global Action Project
Global Action Project (G.A.P.) provides some of New York City’s most socially engaged and effective media arts programming to young people from low-income, new immigrant, and LGBTQ communities. Working with professionally trained artist-educators, youth collaborate to make powerful media that amplif…
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…